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Topic - Adrian Păunescu
Thousands of Romanians gathered Sunday for the funeral of Adrian Paunescu, one of the country's most famous poets whose verse struck a chord despite odes he wrote to late Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Adrian Paunescu, Romania's most famous poet _ a man who praised the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu yet remained popular among Romanians _ has died at the age of 67.
Romanians chose not to dwell on the odes Paunescu wrote about Ceausescu, the late Romanian dictator who was executed during the bloody anti-communist revolt in 1989, when where more than 1,000 people were killed.
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (AP) - Thousands of Romanians gathered Sunday for the funeral of Adrian Paunescu, one of the country's most famous poets whose verse struck a chord despite odes he wrote to late Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.