The Izvestia correspondent showed footage of the gathered fans of the Russian singer Yuri Shatunov, who came to say goodbye to him on Sunday, June 26.
According to the journalist, five hours were allocated for the funeral ceremony, so that everyone who could come could say goodbye to the artist.
The footage shows hundreds of fans queuing under the scorching sun, despite the fact that Moscow is now in the 30s. Among them are people of different ages, many of whom are holding white roses and posters with the names of the cities where they came from.
According to Izvestia, Shatunov’s relatives decided to cremate his body. The urn is planned to be buried on June 28 also at the Troekurovsky cemetery.
Yuri Shatunov died on May 23 at the age of 48 due to acute heart failure. On the same day, footage of the last minutes of the artist’s life was published.
Shatunov from 1986 to 1991 was the soloist of the group “Tender May”. He performed such hits as “White Roses”, “Summer”, “Let There Be Night”, “Gray Night”, “Well, what are you …”, and others. During the existence of the group, at least 10 soloists took part in it. The group broke up in 1991 shortly after Shatunov left it.