Rome pays tribute to Gigi Proietti with balcony applause

Nov 03, 2020 693

Rome to declare day of mourning for Proietti on 5 November. Rome bid farewell to one of the city's favourite sons, Gigi Proietti, the actor, director, comedian and musician who died on 2 November, the day of his 80th birthday.

Romans took to their windows and balconies in many districts to honour Proietti with a minute of applause at 20.00 while the capital projected his image on the Campidoglio and the Colosseum. Proietti's funeral is expected to take place on 5 November in a private ceremony at the Chiesa degli Artisti in Piazza del Popolo, without the public, to avoid any crowds due to the covid-19 protocols.

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