A few hundreds of people, among whom Sergiu Nicolaescu, Maia Morgenstern, Cristian Topescu and Corneliu Vadim Tudor, attended the burial ceremony of writer Fanus Neagu at the Bellu Cemetery yesterday. Film Director and Senator Sergiu Nicolaescu said the last time he had seen Fanus Neagu was two-three weeks before in hospital, and he was optimistic and thinking about the future. After a half hour long religious service, C.V. Tudor told the people gathered at the cemetery that Fanus Neagu “was a living legend”. He also insisted to read passages from a Bible wherein he confided he put leaves from the grave of Russian poet Sergei Yesenin.
Fanus Neagu’s grave is located on the Alley of Academicians, near the grave of late poet Stefan Augustin Doinas.
The body of Fanus Neagu, who died Monday night into Tuesday morning, was laid in state at the Bucharest headquarters of the Romanian Writers’ Guild, Wednesday.
Wreaths have been laid on behalf of the Romanian Presidency, Government, Ministry of Culture, National Bank of Romania (BNR) Governor Mugur Isarescu, the Romanian Academy Publishing House, the Romanian Writers’ Guild and Radio Romania. Famus Neagu was born on April 5, 1932, and died at the Elias Hospital in Bucharest, May 24, after a long battle with prostate cancer.