The parish priest of Rosà, don Angelo, refused to celebrate the funeral mass of Michele Merlo, the former lead singer of Friends in art Mike Bird died in Bologna at the age of 28 due to a fulminant leukemia. A case that has shaken the world of entertainment and the whole of Italy, and on which investigators are investigating to understand if there was an underestimation of the symptoms that had prompted Michele to go to the emergency room in the days preceding the last hospitalization, coming dismissed rather hastily.
From Thursday morning the young singer’s coffin is exhibited in the chapel of the Maria Ausiliatrice religious institute, in the city of Rosà, in the province of Vicenza. Here, Friday 18 June at 11, there will be a last farewell to Municipal stadium “Toni Zen”. He waited several hundred people and for this reason the priest would have refused. “The parish priest – explained Michele’s father al Vicenza newspaper – believes that it is not possible to celebrate the entire function outside a church and in a space like the stadium. We therefore turned to don Carlo, who immediately accepted to accompany our son on his last trip, from the right place to safely welcome all those who want to greet him “.
Father Carlo Maria Veronesi is a Bolognese religious friend of the musician’s family. The mayor of Rosà Paolo Bordignon he expressed his happiness for the solution found by Michele’s family. In addition to many friends and fans, many exponents of the entertainment world are expected at the funeral starting from Emma Marrone, who had been the coach ad of Mike / Michele Friends.