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Literary icon Sagan laid to rest
Francoise Sagan
Sagan was best known for her novel Bonjour Tristesse
French novelist Francoise Sagan has been laid to rest near the town where she was born in south-west France.

The author of the classic 1950s novel Bonjour Tristesse died on Friday at the age 69, after a long illness.

The funeral was attended by culture minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres and well-known faces from the Paris arts scene, including singer Juliette Greco.

Mourners were led by Sagan's son, Denis Westhoff, at the funeral in the village of Seuzac on Tuesday.

Sagan, whose real family name was Quoirez, was interred near her parents and brother.

The novelist, who had been ill for several years, died after being admitted to hospital in the port town of Honfleur in Normandy, northern France, with heart and lung failure.

French literary icon Sagan dies
25 Sep 04  |  Europe


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