Francoise Sagan is buried in SW France

28th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

CAJARC, France, Sept 28 (AFP) - The celebrated French writer Francoise Sagan who died last week was buried Tuesday in a cemetery near the town where she was born in the Lot department of southwest France.

CAJARC, France, Sept 28 (AFP) - The celebrated French writer Francoise Sagan who died last week was buried Tuesday in a cemetery near the town where she was born in the Lot department of southwest France.  

The ceremony was attended by Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres and personalities from the Paris arts world including singer Juliette Greco.  

Sagan, whose real family name was Quoirez, was interred near her parents and brother in the graveyard of the village of Seuzac. Her son Denis Westhoff and sister Suzanne led the mourners.  

The author of the classic 1950s novel "Bonjour Tristesse", who had been ill for several years, died Friday aged 69 of heart and lung failure in a hospital in the port town of Honfleur in Normandy, northern France, near where she had a home.  

French President Jacques Chirac paid an emotional tribute to the writer shortly after her death was announced, calling Sagan "a leading figure in her generation" who helped raise the status of women in France.

© AFP

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