Officials, colleagues and admirers have come today to say farewell to the Moldovan artist ion Ungureanu. He is buried with military honors.
President Igor Dodon declined to declare national mourning, although Premier Pavel Filip had expressly demanded him.
Country leaders have attended today’s funerals.
"You know I made the due request. I don’t know what the motive was, but as a mourning is not there due to a presidential decree, but in virtue of the people’s will. Everybody decries this loss, the master’s passing away," Prime Minister Pavel Filip said.
"As the late master Ungureanu said: I urge you, I urge me: let’s leave a name behind us. He has certainly has left a name in history, culture, art, cinema and politics," said Parliament speaker Andrian Candu.
Culture Minister Monica Babuc has said it is an irrecoverable loss for the national culture: "His disciples are there to remain as are his works, movies, plays, books he wrote and this makes us hope I do have what to learn from.”
The actor and academician passed away last Saturday, at 81 years of age, in a hospital in Bucharest.