PICTURES – Funeral of France Gall : Raphael Hamburger and Bruck Dawit : the two men united in grief – Gala
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France Gall wanted the funeral private. In the cemetery of montmartre, his son Raphael and his companion for 20 years, Bruck Dawit him a last tribute full of emotion.
France Gall wanted a funeral in the privacy. It will be based at the montmartre cemetery to the side of Pauline and Michael Shepherd, all three reunited for eternity. On 12 January, figures from cinema and music, such as Carole Bouquet, Pierre Lescure, Matthieu Chedid ont shared the pain of the family of France Gall. Some 200 fans, stayed in front of the cemetery, were able to send him a last tribute to the passage of the funeral procession. But there has been no tribute popular. France Gall wanted an intimate ceremony, to the image of his life for several years, away from the show biz.
Bruck Dawit and Raphael Hamburger, 36 years old, the two men in her life, with a rose in hand, have a chance to say a last goodbye to one who for many years had fought against the disease. When her breast cancer, France Gall had made the choice to talk about it, to release the word. During her relapse, she preferred to put a few loved ones in on the joke. Unobtrusive, France Gall had withdrawn from the world after the death of Pauline, passed away at 19 years old after a long fight against cystic fibrosis.
Bruck and Raphael, side-by-side during the ceremony, hiding their emotions behind dark glasses. Very discreet, Raphael Hamburger, music producer, has granted few interviews about his work. Fleeing the celebrity, it has suffered from the notoriety of her parents, very exposed.
Photo credits : DR
France GallRaphaël Hamburger
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