Depardieu Buries Son
LATEST: GERARD DEPARDIEU's son GUILLAUME was laid to rest in Paris, France on Friday (17Oct08) in a ceremony that attracted some of the country's biggest stars.
The 37-year-old actor passed away on Monday (13Oct08) at the Garches hospital after suffering from a bout of pneumonia.
His family was joined by mourners including directors Luc Besson, Claude Berri, actors Nathalie Baye and Laura Smet, and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as they paid tribute to the star during a ceremony in the Paris suburb of Bougival.
Guillaume's own music was played during the memorial service; the songs were recorded shortly before his death in preparation for the release of his debut LP.
His mother Elisabeth described him as "a child and then a man about whom you always wondered would he come home at night", while his movie star father Gerard read a passage from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's children's story Le Petit Prince as the black coffin, drapped with pink roses, was lowered into the ground.
He read: "Do you see? It's too far. I can't take this body with me. It's too heavy."
Guillaume Depardieu is survived by his six-year-old daughter Louise with his ex-wife Elise Ventre, whom he divorced in 2006.