BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 15 November 2007, 15:53 GMT
In pictures: Farewell to Ray Gravell

Ray Gravell pictured at his home in Mynyddygarreg

Ray Gravell died suddenly in Spain after careers in rugby, broadcasting and acting. He was 56 and leaves a wife Mari, and daughters Manon and Gwenan.

The coffin was carried in by members past and present of the Llanelli team

The coffin was carried in by members past and present of the Llanelli team where Gravell spent all his playing days.

Mari Gravell and her two daughters Manon and Gwenan walk behind the coffin. It had been his wish that his funeral be held at the ground he loved.

Mari Gravell and her two daughters Manon and Gwenan walk behind the coffin. It had been his wish that his funeral be held at the ground he loved.

Rugby players from  Wales' 1970s team were among the mourners. Wiping a tear from his eye, Phil Bennett sits alongside JJ Williams..

Rugby players from Wales' 1970s team were among the mourners. Wiping a tear from his eye, Phil Bennett sits alongside JJ Williams.

Thousands of mourners paid their last respects to a man who had such a wide influence on Welsh life.

Thousands of mourners paid their last respects to a man who had such a wide influence on Welsh life.

Eisteddfod swordbearer Robin McBryde stands alongside the coffin. The scoreboard records the famous Llanelli victory over the All Blacks in 1972.

Eisteddfod swordbearer Robin McBryde stands alongside the coffin. The scoreboard records the famous Llanelli victory over the All Blacks in 1972.

At the end of the public service the coffin was carried from Stradey Park to applause from the thousands gathered there.

At the end of the public service the coffin was carried from Stradey Park to applause from the thousands gathered there.





FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific