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Posted: March 16, 2017

Angel Parra, exiled Chilean singer, interred in Paris

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PARIS —

Angel Parra, the exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra, has been interred at Paris' largest cemetery.

Parra, who died on March 11 at age 73, was raised by his mother, who taught him about political activism and music.

He was arrested during Chile's 1973 military coup and imprisoned in a camp. He was freed and eventually expelled, first to Mexico and then to France, after artists including Joan Baez and Charles Aznavour agitated on his behalf.

His remains were committed Thursday at Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris' largest and most famous cemetery.

The graves of American rock star Jim Morrison of "The Doors" and French singer Edith Piaf are located there.


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