The pop singer Madalina Manole, who committed suicide on Wednesday, on the day she was to turn 43, was buried, on Friday evening, at the Bolovani Cemetery in Ploiesti. Approximately 5,000 people attended the funeral.
On the route from the Holy Emperors Church, where the burial service was performed, to the Bolovani Cemetery, the traffic was directed by police officers. Madalina Manole’s fans started to clap their hands when the car bearing the coffin appeared and continued until the vehicle reached the grave situated on the central alley of the Bolovani Cemetery.
The priest who performed a short service in front of the Trade Unions’ Culture Home, after the coffin bearing the artist’s body was taken out on its way to church, also performed a brief burial service, then the coffin was lowered in the grave and covered by the thousands of flowers from fans.
On Friday, for almost seven hours, thousands of people queued for dozens of minutes, in the sun, to pay their last homage at the bier laid out in the hall of the Ploiesti Trade Unions’ Culture Home. Among those present there were Nico, Ovidiu Komornic, Maria Dragomiroiu, George Nicolescu, as well as common people who came to light a candle and to lay a flower, some of them travelling from other counties.
Madalina Manole was found dead by her husband, on Wednesday morning, in their home in Otopeni. She was the mother of a one year and one month boy. In May, Madalina Manole had launched her ninth album – “09 Madalina Manole”, at MediaPro Music. In the ‘90s, she had been one of the most popular singers in Romania.