Bernard Tapie will be buried in the Mazargues cemetery in Marseille on Friday after a mass at the Major
It was his wish: to be buried in Marseille. This will therefore be the case. The funeral of Bernard Tapie, who died Sunday of cancer at the age of 78 and will take place this Friday, October 8. A Mass will be Major at 11 a.m. at the Sainte Marie-Majeure cathedral in Marseille. The ceremony acquired by the Archbishop of Marseille, Mgr Jean-Marc Aveline. The former president of Olympique de Marseille will then be buried in Mazargues cemetery, in the southern districts of Marseille (9th arrondissement), as unveiled by President Emmanuel Macron in a letter to the Marseillais Sunday night.
“From the cemetery of Mazargues, which he will join for his last rest, he continues, I am sure, to watch over this city about which we have spoken so much together and for which he cultivated until the end a passion without terminals “, explains the President of the Republic in this letter published on the website of Provence, of which Bernard Tapie was the majority shareholder.
On the eve of the funeral, the Marseillais come to come Thursday at the Vélodrome stadium, to greet one last time “the boss”. His widow Dominic confirmed the holding of a fiery chapel at the stadium. The day before, a first mass will be held in homage to Bernard Tapie. Already Sunday, the mayor of Marseille Benoît Payan had announced that his family wanted Bernard Tapie to enter the Vélodrome for the last time.