Shock in Italy at the death of Raffaella, his last star

The covers of ‘Corriere della Sera’, ‘La Repubblica’ and ‘La Stampa’.

“Queen, icon, lady and legend of television, world number one, an undeniable style, unconventional and revolutionary.” This is how Italian newspapers remember Carrà

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Queen, icon, lady and legend of television, symbol of Italy, the first and last Italian star, world number one, a splendid career, an incomparable style, unconventional and revolutionary… With these words, the digital covers of all Italian newspapers open this afternoon
say goodbye to Raffaella Carrà, died on Monday at the age of 78. The death of this true “showwoman” caused a stir in Italy, a country which lost just a month and a half ago another of its great artistic figures, Franco Battiato.

Of the great Italian diva, he says
‘Corriere della Sera’ it was a woman
“Strong, witty, kind and modern. And so it was until the end.. The Italian newspaper assures that “she wanted us to remember her laughter, her perfect blond hair, her optimism, her contagious joy.
She hated pity and never wanted to look tired, sad and sick. It was his last gesture of generosity towards his public.

‘The Republic’ remember that Carrà was everything:
dancer, singer, actress, presenter and author. “He knew how to do everything and he did everything well. She was the queen of Italian television and probably will be for a long time to come. Provocative and soothing at the same time
managed to endear itself to entire generations of Italianseven earning the praises of the British newspaper ‘The Guardian’: ‘He taught Europe the joy of sex’”.
‘The stamp’ He sums it up in three words:
“Symbol of Italy”.

‘Il Mattino’ collect some testimonies of affection and reactions from different personalities of the transalpine country. There is that of the President of the European Parliament,
David Sasolwho says goodbye to him saying that it’s
“history of the show on Italian television.” For uncommon professionalism, pedagogy, courtesy and kindness ».
Pipo Baudo, legendary Italian television presenter, said he was “extremely shocked”.
“She was an exceptional artist, an extraordinary autodidact, I have known her since the start of her career. I was never able to do a show with her, it was the only criticism I ever made of her, it’s my biggest regret”, admits who also underlines that she is “one of the rare stars Italian women, perhaps the only one, which succeeded in Spain”. To show a button: “Once in Spain, in a bullring, Raffaella Carrà was alone with her group and
gathered about thirty thousand people. Something amazing.”

‘Il Giorno’ the reaction of the dancer and choreographer stands out on the cover
Enzo Paolo Turchi, with whom he has collaborated on several occasions. “I’m in pieces, I’m sorry… We met when we were very young.
She was number one in the world, as a person, as a woman. I have wonderful memories with her. I remember once we were in Spain for a show: there was incredible traffic and we were driving. Raffaella stopped a man driving a motorbike and asked him to take her away. She went on stage, there were 10,000 people waiting for her,” she says.


A performance with Enzo Paolo Turchi.

The president of the Republic,
Sergio Mattarelladescribed Raffaella as “a popular artist, loved and loved by different and many generations of viewers in Italy and abroad.
Television face par excellence, with his bravery and friendliness he conveyed a message of elegance, benevolence and optimism.. Italian Prime Minister,
Mario Draghi, received the news “with deep sadness”. According to him, Carrà, “with his laughter and his generosity accompanied generations of Italians and carried the name of Italy all over the world.

Former Interior Minister of Italy
Matteo Salvini wishes Carrà “Bon voyage Raffaella,
your beautiful smile will always be with us!”Yes
Nicolas Zingarettiformer member of the European Parliament, stresses on his Facebook account the “great sadness” that the news caused him, assuring that with the departure of Raffaella Carrà
“A piece of Italian history is leaving”. He speaks of “deep sadness”
Enrico Lettaformer President of the Italian Council of Ministers, who ensures that
“Italy loses one of its most intelligent, pleasant and elegant icons”.

He does not hide his sadness
Laura Pausino. On her Instagram profile, the singer not only changed her profile image to that of a black ribbon, as a sign of mourning, but also posted six photographs that read “Goodbye, Queen Raffaella”. “You were, you are, you will always be the queen. For me, for the whole world”, he writes in several languages.

Luca Zaya, president of the Veneto region, assures that “the face and the icon of Italian television have disappeared today”, while recalling his words of affection towards Venice. The same that all Italians today have towards a star that, unfortunately, has faded.

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