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Hundreds Gather For Charlie Hebdo Staff Funerals In France

The funerals for the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and other staffers took place around France, about a week after the newspaper's office was attacked.

Posted on January 15, 2015, at 9:17 a.m. ET

Bernard "Tignous" Verlhac, 57, was buried in Montreuil, near Paris.

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Tignous began drawing for the media in 1980.

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Cartoons and notes were drawn on the coffin in his honor.

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Tignous was a part of network of cartoonists called Cartooning for Peace. His early cartoons appeared in L’idiot international, La grosse Bertha, and L’événement du jeudi, according to his bio.

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His wife, Chloe Verlhac, gave a speech during the funeral service.

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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira also spoke.

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Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald "Luz" Luzier, who drew newspaper's latest cover, attended the funeral of Elsa Cayat, an essayist and columnist, in Paris.

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French writer and TV host Franz-Olivier Giesbert attended the funeral of Georges Wolinski in Paris.

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