His funeral will take place on Friday January 6.

His funeral will take place on Friday January 6.

The funeral of the singer, who died on Wednesday December 28 following the Covid at the age of 74, will take place in Gisors in the Eure.

The funeral of Linda de Suza, died Wednesday, December 28 at the age of 74, will take place on January 6 in Gisors in the Eure, the family announced in a press release relayed by AFP journalist Jean-François Guyot. To honor his memory, his relatives invite the public to bring red carnations, flowers symbolizing the fall of the Salazarist dictatorship in 1974, set up in Portugal in 1933.

Born on February 22, 1948 under the Salazar dictatorship in southern Portugal, the Portuguese singer arrived in France in the 1970s, clandestinely with her four-year-old son João, to flee her country and a tyrannical family. A journey she recounted in her famous autobiography The cardboard suitcasethat moved millions of readers. Symbolically, the red carnations call to celebrate his hard-earned conquest of freedom.

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After the announcement of the disappearance of the singer, the political world from Emmanuel Macron to the Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak via the PCF deputy from the North, Fabien Roussel, then greeted a personality marked by courage.

While the President of the French Republic honored the memory of a “talented singer who builds bridges between the country where she began her life and the one where she ended it“, the French Minister of Culture Rima Abdul Malak for her part mentioned “a unique journey (…). To conquer her freedom, rising to the top of glory, she went through multiple trials“. “She sang of the heartbreak of these Portuguese who migrate to try “their luck”. These songs resounded in the hearts of so many emigrants…expressed Fabien Roussel at the time.

On January 6, the ceremony will take place in the Saint-Gervais – Saint Protais church in Gisors at 2:30 p.m. followed by his burial the same day in the Grand cemetery of the Norman city, always specified Jean-François Guyot.

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