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Funeral held for Italian author Umberto Eco

Funeral held for Italian author Umberto Eco
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Family, fans and government ministers have gathered for the funeral of Italian author Umberto Eco in Milan.

He was best known for his international best-seller “The Name of the Rose.”

Eco had been battling cancer and died on Friday.

His grandson Emanuele spoke about how proud he felt to have Eco as a grandfather and thanked him for the things they did together.

After the one hour-long ceremony at Sforza Castle, the crowd cried out Eco’s name while applauding as the coffin was carried out.