In anticipation of the funeral on Friday, the entertainment world is crying Raffaella Carrà. On Wednesday hundreds of people, VIPs and more, paid tribute in the funeral home to the body of the 78-year-old queen of Italian TV, who died Tuesday struck by a tumor that she kept hidden from almost everyone, until the end. In the room resound the acronyms of his television broadcasts, which have become unforgettable catchphrases and the soundtrack of many historical moments in Italy, also from a social and cultural point of view.
The first colleague to arrive was Maria De Filippi, perhaps the most prominent representative of that world, Mediaset, of which Carrà, a real Rai icon for almost 60 years, was part of for a handful of years, at the end of the 1980s. Friends e You’ve Got Mail entered the hall of the Protomoteca in Rome by a side entrance, with the utmost discretion, accompanied by Sergio Japino. Together with the historic former companion of the national Raffa, the man who gave the sad announcement to Italy with touching and sweet words, Maria stopped in meditation for a few minutes in front of the coffin, before exchanging a few words with the gathered relatives.
Obviously, two protagonists of the Carrà epic were also present, between television and music: Pippo Baudo e Renzo Arbore, which many moments have shared on and off the Rai sets together with the “beautiful burdèla“Romagna, as Baudo affectionately called her. She arrives, too, in tears Vladimir Luxuria: the Carrà was perhaps the first and most brilliant gay icon, in Italy and Latin America, since the 70s. A pioneer, also in this respect. On Friday at 12 the funeral service will be held at the church of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, also on Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome: the ceremony will be broadcast live on Rai1.