Yugoslavia's last king, Petar II Karadjordjevic, laid to rest in Serbia

Prince Peter Karadjordjevic places the crown on the coffin of his grandfather inside St George's Church on Oplenac Hill, Serbia. Photo: Reuters

Yugoslavia's last king - Petar II Karadjordjevic, who fled the Nazi occupation of his country just days after being proclaimed monarch at the age of 17 - was reburied with state honours in Serbia.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 5:59am

Hundreds of fans honour 'true friend' Sita Chan as singer is laid to rest

The funeral service for Canto-pop singer Sita Chan, who died in a car crash in Yau Ma Tei last month, at Po Fook Memorial Hall in Sha Tin. Photo: May Tse

Hundreds of grieving fans paid respects to star Sita Chan yesterday, who they say seemed like a true friend to all of them. Chan died in a car crash three months after winning TVB's best new female singer award.

11 May 2013 - 11:07am

Police approve backs-to-Thatcher protest during funeral procession

Police have given approval for protesters to turn their backs tomorrow as the coffin of Margaret Thatcher proceeds through London to St Paul's Cathedral. Scotland Yard has repeatedly asked people planning demonstrations to let it know in advance, warning that anyone causing "harassment, alarm or distress" could be arrested under section 5 of the Public Order Act.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

'Tough and tearful' week ahead admits Carol Thatcher

Mark and Carol Thatcher outside their mother's home. Photo: AFP

Margaret Thatcher's daughter Carol yesterday said she was expecting a "tough and tearful week" ahead of her mother's funeral on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2013 - 3:58pm

Steps to dog heaven

Xiaoping at work in a primary school

I am of the opinion that only wealthy sentimental idiots in California take their dead dog or cat to a pet crematorium. The kind of rich people in that Mandarin Oriental advertisement where they claim Fluffikins would be welcome to bunker up with you in your hotel room. Well maybe they let super-wealthy guests do this in MO in America, but not, I suspect, in good old MO Hong Kong.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:36pm

World leaders join throngs of mourners at Chavez funeral

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attends the funeral of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo: AFP

World leaders gathered in Caracas to join throngs of mourners at a state funeral for Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez on Friday, while the nation begins life without him with the formal swearing-in of his political heir.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:06am 1 comment

Chavez to be embalmed 'like Lenin' and laid in museum

Bereaved parents Elena and Hugo delos Reyes Chavez (centre) lead a mass of mourners. Photo: Reuters

Venezuelans flocked to see president Hugo Chavez lying in state, as his political heir revealed he would be embalmed "like Lenin" and displayed in the barracks where he plotted a failed coup.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am

Tunis at standstill amid clashes and Chokri Belaid funeral

The killing of Chokri Belaid has led to fears that growing political violence will imperil Tunisia's transition. Photo: NYT

Tunisian police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters yesterday as tens of thousands joined the funeral of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose murder has plunged the country into new post-revolt turmoil.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:52am

More than 100 policeman monitor funeral of South Korean gang boss

Mourners attend funeral of gang boss Kim Tae-chon. Photo: AFP

Scores of riot police turned out yesterday to monitor the funeral of one of South Korea's most notorious gang bosses, Kim Tae-chon - a major figure in the organised crime world in the 1970s and 1980s.

The service was held at the Seoul hospital where Kim died on Saturday at the age of 64 of a heart attack arising from a long illness.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:46am

Tributes as funeral is held of quadriplegic Tang Siu-pun

Mourners pay their respects in front of a photo of Tang Siu-pun at the funeral parlour. Photo: Sam Tsang

A funeral service was held last night for Tang Siu-pun, the quadriplegic who touched Hongkongers' hearts with his plea nearly a decade ago to be allowed to end his life.

Bouquets from government officials, lawmakers and friends surrounded the memorial hall at the Grand Peace Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Family holds quiet funeral for gunman's mother in New Hampshire

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (centre) stands with others outside the Edmond Town Hall observing a moment of silence. Photo: EPA

As the funeral processions unfolded this week across Newtown, Connecticut, laying to rest victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the massacre's often-uncounted first victim - memorialised: Nancy Lanza, the mother of the killer - was quietly remembered.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:44am

Newtown schools reopen as first funerals of shooting victims held

The funeral procession taking the coffin of school shooting victim Jack Pinto, six, to Newtown Village Cemetery. Photo: New York Times

Most children in Newtown returned to classes yesterday for the first time since last week's shooting, but survivors stayed at home and Sandy Hook school remained a crime scene.

In a thin drizzle, yellow school buses once again rolled through the Connecticut town, where 5,400 children are enrolled.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:33am

Two settings at Bishop Ding Guangxun's funeral reflect his life

People attend the funeral of Bishop Ding Guangxun, a controversial religious and political figure.

The complex life of Bishop Ding Guangxun, who died last week aged 97, was perfectly illustrated at his funeral on Tuesday.

A controversial figure with both religious and political roles, he was the head of the mainland's state-sanctioned Protestant church and also "a close friend of the Communist Party".

29 Nov 2012 - 5:01am

Puerto Rico says adios to boxer ‘Macho’ Camacho

The body of former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho lies in an open casket during his funeral in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Family, fans and fellow boxers said goodbye on Tuesday to Hector “Macho” Camacho at a memorial and wake for the slain former world champion fighter known for his flamboyance in and out of the ring.

28 Nov 2012 - 11:26am

Australia's Ashes to Ashes fireworks funeral firm sends pets off with a bang

Bereaved owners pay tribute to their pets in Sydney. Photo: AFP

Warren Blackwell held onto the ashes of his beloved canine companion Gypsy for eight years, never able to find the right place or occasion to celebrate her life.

"I've never been able to part with them, I've never been able to come up with anything that was suitable to do with them that would make me happy," he said.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am