ARTS & LEISURE

Composer Cornel Fugaru dies

The beloved Romanian composer Cornel Fugaru died, yesterday, at the “Elias” Hospital, where he had been committed some days ago, with a severe chronic condition. “Today (e.n. yesterday), July 13, 2011, at 1:50pm, the composer Cornel Fugaru passed away, following an incurable disease which evolved extremely fast,” according to a release issued by the “Elias” Hospital, quoted by Realitatea TV.

Cornel Fugaru was born on December 2, 1940, in Bucharest, and he was both a singer and an instrumentalist. He was also the leader of the Romanian rock band Sincron, founded in 1964, which broke up in 1978. Fugaru embarked on several international tours, he was a member on national juries in pop music competitions, he offered numerous concerts and recitals on television and he also starred in movies.

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