ARTS & LEISURE

Hundreds gathered to see Emil Hossu off on final journey

The actor Emil Hossu was buried on Saturday afternoon in the Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest. Hundreds of people, including family members, colleagues from the Nottara Theatre and other fellow-artists, came to pay their last respects. Everyone present chanted “Milu, Milu” and “We love you, Milu!” before the coffin was carried to the Artists’ Alley, where the actor was buried. The ceremony in the chapel was a private one, in which some of his close family and friends made obituary addresses. The alleys around the grave could barely contain the crowd gathered to see the actor off on his final journey. The service performed at the grave closed in a round of applause.

Right before the body was laid to rest, a man addressed the crowd, reminding everyone present that only ten days before Emil Hossu had made a speech at the Arc de Triumph rally, protesting against “this government’s lack of humanity”, Mediafax reports. The unexpected address failed to elicit any reactions from those present. In fact, most of Hossu’s fellow-actors who attended the funeral were visibly distressed and did not make any statements to the press.

Emil Hossu died suddenly, after suffering a cardio-respiratory arrest on Wednesday evening at the Nottara Theatre, where he was about to take his part on stage.

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