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
Occupation(s)Singer, composer

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

Pațurcă 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.


The President of Romania at that time, Traian Băsescu, awarded Pațurcă the National Order of Faithful Service in April 2010, 20 years after he composed the song.


Pațurcă 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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  1. ^ "Obituary". The New York Times.

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