Photo Story: Final farewell for late French actor Jean Paul Belmondo

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Members of the French Republican Guard music band play in front of a portrait of Jean-Paul Belmondo as they attend the tribute ceremony on Thursday for the late French actor at the Hotel des Inavlides, France, Paris.

French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo died on 06 September 2021 at the age of 88 years.

Steadying himself on a crutch, veteran French film star Alain Delon made a rare public appearance on Friday at the funeral of a fellow giant of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Family members and film figures – including Delon and director Claude Lelouch – gathered in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church in central Paris for the funeral, a day after a national tribute led by President Emmanuel Macron.  

Delon, 85, stayed for some time in front of the church, where he was applauded by Belmondo fans massed outside.