In the Armenian cathedral of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in intimate circle, the funeral of French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour occurred.
The press was not allowed at the ceremony. After the end of the ceremony drew the procession in the direction of Montfort-l’amaury, west of Paris, where Aznavour is buried. He is buried in the family grave, next to his parents and his son, Patrick, who at age 25 died.
In Armenia was for today to be a day of national mourning was declared. The flags in the country hung at half mast, and in different churches to find ceremonies will take place. Yesterday in France, even though a national cermony in place for Aznavour, which was also attended by the prime minister of Armenia.
Aznavour was born in 1924 in Paris as the son of Armenian immigrants. He had a close bond with the country in the Caucasus region and was in his old age, also ambassador of the former soviet republic in Switzerland. The singer, songwriter and actor died Monday at age 94.