Lebanon bids farewell to Television legend Simon Asmar

Lebanon on Friday bid farewell to the Television Legend, Simon Asmar, at an official funeral at St Georges Cathedral in Beirut, attended by his family members and scores of politicians, singers, actors, media figures.

The prayer service, officiated by Beirut Maronite Archbishop Boulos Abdel Sater, was attended by the Representative of President of the Republic General Michel Aoun, Deputy Nicholas Sehnaoui, and the Representative of House Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, former Deputy Atef Majdalani, as well as Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs Dr May Chidiac.

In his eulogy, Archbishop Abdel Sater hailed the artistic works and TV shows produced by the late legend, which have filled the hearts of the Lebanese with joy and happiness esepcially in the difficult days, "the days of war, oppression, despair, death, fear and agony."

The late Asmar was then laid to rest in his hometown Ghazir.

Source: National News Agency