Actor Ion Besoiu was buried, on Saturday, with military honors, at the Bellu Hospital.
The great actor was interred on Actors’ Alley near another Romanian famed actor Radu Beligan, but also near singers Cristian Paturca and Tatiana Stepa. He was laid to rest in the family crypt, next to his fourth wife, Luminita Besoiu.
He was honored at his burial with three salvos by the servicemen of the Michael the Brave 30th Guards Brigade and the applause of tens of Bucharesters.
Among those who came to salute him one last time were actors Alexandru Arsinel, George Ivascu, Adrian Titieni, Mihai Constantin, director Alice Barb, journalist George Stanca, former footballer Gino Iorgulescu, medic Monica Pop, and Culture Minister Ionut Vulpescu.
“It’s a sad day for Romanian theater, for Romanian film. Another great stage and film actor departs us. If we think that last year we lost Mircea Albulescu, Radu Beligan, Marin Moraru, here is proof that 2017 isn’t starting well either. I had the chance of meeting Ion Besoiu and to admire his important roles in film, from a role that everyone knows, as Captain Anton Lupan in ‘Set all sail!’, to the great roles that made him a household name at Bulandra Theater. I express my regret and stand together with the family of master Ion Besoiu,” said, for AGERPRES, the Culture Minister, Ionut Vulpescu.
Actor Ion Besoiu died on Wednesday at 85 years of age.
In March 2001, on his 70th birthday, the artist was made a Knight of the National Order of the Star of Romania for “developing Romanian theater arts through his prestigious and remarkable activity as actor, theater director and teacher.”