Cristian Pațurcă

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Cristian Pațurcă
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Cristian Pațurcă (December 2010)
Background information
Birth nameCristian Pațurcă
Born10 September 1964
Bucharest, Romania
Died18 January 2011(2011-01-18) (aged 46)
Bucharest, Romania
GenresFolk
Occupation(s)Singer, composer
InstrumentsGuitar

Cristian Paţurcă (10 September 1964 – 18 January 2011)[1] was a Romanian composer.

Paţurcă was born and died in Bucharest. He was the composer of a song called (Imnul Golanilor - The Hooligans’ Hymn) that inspired Romanians in their struggle against vestiges of the Communist government.

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The president of Romania at that time, Traian Băsescu, awarded Paţurcă the National Cross in April 2010 for faithful service, 20 years after he composed the song.

Death[edit]

Paţurcă died on 18 January 2011 at the age of 46, after a long battle with tuberculosis and long-term liver problems.

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