Funeral service for Gina Lollobrigida: Controversial guests caused displeasure


Writed by - Andy Gocker
 Gina Lollobrigida buried

Fans, relatives, companions and political dignitaries said goodbye to the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida in Rome. “You are a queen!” shouted many people, than the coffin of the artist who died at the age of 95 was carried from the central Piazza del Popolo to the Church of Santa Maria in Montesanto. There was long applause, and a sign read: 'Gina, you are the glory and honor of all Italians.' The funeral scenes are in the video.

Controversial guests

 Mortuary of Gina Lollobrigida in Capitol Building. In the picture (R) Francisco Rigau, Lollobrigida's former husband, Andrea Milko Skofic, is born in Rome, Italy on Jan 18,
Controversial guests: Gina Lollobrigida's ex-husband Francisco Javier Rigau (right) and her son Andrea Milko Skofic (left) © action press, ActionPress, TO

Among the mourners was Lollobrigida's son Andrea Milko Skofic, who had recently obtained that his mother was put in charge of a financial guardian; that's why the two had broken up with each other .

Francisco Javier Rigau also came to Rome and sat next to the coffin. Lollobrigida was in a relationship with the Spaniard in 2006, but then described him as a marriage swindler. 'I loved her very much,' Rigau said, according to the media. Some passers-by shouted at him, “Go home! Cheater! Shame on you!'

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Publicly laid out in the Roman town hall

Andrea Piazzolla, who officially lived as an assistant to the acting legend in recent years, made no comment. He was sued by Lollobrigida's son for allegedly exploiting the elderly woman and systematically enriching himself with her property.

Before the funeral mass, the cinema diva, who had achieved worldwide fame in the 1950s and 1960s and later also worked as a photographer and sculptor, publicly laid out in the Roman town hall. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni paid her last respects in the morning.

Burial is planned in the cemetery of Lollobrigida's birthplace, Subiaco, east of Rome. (dpa/abl)

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