Sudden death of politician, writer and journalist Corneliu Vadim Tudor took everyone by surprise .
He died on Monday at the age of 65, after a brief admission at the Army’s Emergency Clinic for Cardiovascular Disease where he was carried immediately after he felt sick. Corneliu Vadim Tudor’s condition aggravated after he was hospitalized on Monday morning at the Army Emergency Clinical Centre of Cardiovascular Diseases, where he had in infarct and underwent an intervention. Doctors attempted to resuscitate and stabilize Corneliu Vadim Tudor, to no avail, and the decease was registered at 6:30 pm, according to medical sources.
Although the family had wanted the coffin with his body be laid down on the hall of the Senate, former colleagues of Vadim refused the request .
Presidential Administration sent on Tuesday a wreath at “Sfantu Gheorghe Nou” Church where the coffin with the body of Corneliu Vadim Tudor has been laid down.
Corneliu Vadim Tudor will be buried with military honors at Ghencea Civil Cemetery on Thursday .
Iliescu: A complex person, who cannot be judged superficially. He loved his country
“I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the premature passing away of the one who has been the poet and cultural personality Corneliu Vadim Tudor, the President of the Greater Romania Party. He was one of the political personalities who influenced the last 25 years, with all the good things and the less than good things he had done. He consequently pursued his political aims, even when, wishing to make himself better understood, his nationalistic message was exaggerated. He passionately loved his country, as few people are able to do it”, Ion Iliescu mentioned on Monday, on his personal blog.
Iliescu declared about Corneliu Vadim Tudor that he has served Romania and he has supported national consensus in essential matters, such as integration in the EU and joining NATO.
“He has served Romania, supporting national consensus when essential topics were approached, such as integration in the EU and joining NATO. Corneliu Vadim Tudor and the Greater Romania Party were members of the Government coalition at the beginning of the 90s, along with FDSN”, the former President outlined.
He also brought up the year 2000, when he had competed with Corneliu Vadim Tudor in the final round of presidential elections.
“In the year 2000, as everyone knows, we have been competing directly during elections for the position of Romanian President, and we entered the final stage together. Vadim was a complex person, who cannot be judged superficially. By everything he has done, he has made himself a place in the history of post-revolution Romania.
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the mourning family, friends and his political collaborators. May God help him rest in peace!”, Ion Iliescu concluded.
Funar: I am very sorry that Corneliu Vadim Tudor passed away so fast, we still needed him
Former Secretary General of PRM Gheorghe Funar declared on Monday for Mediafax that he regretted Corneliu Vadim Tudor’s passing away, adding that he was still needed “on the Romanian political stage and in the battle for Greater Romania’s reconstruction, for recreating the national territory.”
Gheorghe Funar declared that Vadim Tudor was “a great patriot, a fughter for his nation and his country, a man that represented hope for many Romanians”.
“I am very sorry that Corneliu Vadim Tudor passed away so fast, we still needed him on the Romanian political stage and in the battle for Greater Romania’s reconstruction, for recreating national territories. We were hoping that we could struggle by the side of many patriots of the country, from the Republic of Moldova and with Romanians spread all over the globe, so that we could manage to remake the Greater Romania. It is sad that he left us so early, he was a great patriot, a fighter for the nation and the country, a man that represented hope for many Romanians”, Funar declared.
According to him, Vadim Tudor has also been a man of great culture, a great orator, a highly prolific writer, an excellent editor-in-chief for many newspapers and magazines and a great publisher.
“I have collaborated directly and excellently with Vadim both in the leadership of PRM and in the Senate, I have never had conflicts with him. Vadim has sometimes written wrong things about me, but I never reacted and I am happy that I had had this attitude”, Funar also declared, adding that many PRM members are interested in the return of the party on Romania’s political scene.
Gheorghe Funar has been the secretary general of PRM for 15 years, from 1998 to 2013.
Health Minister Banicioiu on C. V. Tudor’s death: Sorry; condolences to his family
Health Minister Nicolae Banicioiu on Tuesday voiced regrets over the death of writer and politician Corneliu Vadim Tudor, extending condolences to Tudor’s family.
“I am sorry. Condolences to his family! I have learned the news yesterday, as many did. I have not spoken to the doctors, I have no details. I have not asked about patient Vadim Tudor. From what I knew from his stories, he was a patient with a previous cardiac history and related diabetes,” said Banicioiu.
PM Ponta: Condolences to Corneliu Vadim Tudor’s family
Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday extended condolences on the death of writer and politician Corneliu Vadim Tudor.
“Condolences to the family of Corneliu Vadim Tudor!” Ponta wrote in a Facebook post.