Famous Romans who left us in 2018

adminDecember 28, 2018




And in 2018, we lost many exemplary personalities in their fields – writers, athletes, television people, directors, actors, singers, academics, teachers, or people who only marked Romania's history.

Neagu Djuvara, Doina Cornea, Ilie Balaci, Andrei Gheorghe, Lucian Pintilie or Cristian Topescu are among those who left us this year.

On these vacation days, let's remember those we've lost in the last 12 months.

Read and who were the Romans who left us in 2017

January 25 – Neagu Djuvara

The historian died of pneumonia. A remarkable personality from the last century, Djuvara was decorated with the national scheme "The Star of Romania" in the knight's rank, Romania's highest decoration, established to reward the exceptional, civil and military services that were brought to the Romanian state and the people.

Born in the Sorbonne in 1937, and lawyer in Paris in 1940, Djuvara was a diplomatic bid for peace talks with the Soviet Union in Stockholm, where he left on August 23, 1944, and remained until 1947.

He spent 23 years in the Republic of Niger as a diplomatic and legal adviser to the Nigerian Foreign Ministry. In 1972 he received a PhD in philosophy, also in Paris.

After the Revolution, he returned to Romania and was professor at the University of Bucharest until 1998. He was the author of dozens of volumes, including "The Civilizations and Historical Patterns, A Comparative Study of Civilizations" (Paris, 1975) by the French Academy of 1976, and "a brief history of the Romans' stories to the young" (1999). He was 101 years old.

Neagu Djuvara died

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March 9 – Ion "Top" Voinescu

The legendary Steaua Bucharest goalkeeper is considered one of the best Romanian goalkeepers all the time. He traveled to Steaua 21, 1950, where he remained until the end of his career in 1963.

He won 6 championship titles and 5 cups, and for Romania he played in 22 games. It was wanted by two teams from abroad during his career, Arsenal and Vasco Da Gama, but the Communist authorities did not let him leave the country.

He arrived in Finland, where he played for the Romanian citizen at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. He was 89 years old.

The legendary "Top" Voinescu, the greatest goalkeeper of the star's history, died

March 19 – Andrei Gheorghe

Born in Lipetk, Russia, Andrei Gheorghe has made many radio and television programs. He started as a special reporter at Radio Constanta and became known at national level with his presence on Pro FM and the show from Pro TV "The Chain of Chains".

He also performed on Antena 1, Realitatea TV, Prima TV, Money Channel or Channel D as well as Radio 21, Radio Total or Radio Guerilla and wrote at Catavencu Academy. He also produced a number of documentaries, short films and feature films, he was also an actor, advisor to former Finance Minister Sebastian Vladescu, and collaborated with parasites on the album "Irregular". She was 56 years old.

Andrei Gheorghe died

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March 25 – Nicolae Tilihoi

The former defender of Craiova University's major team died after struggling with an incurable disease over the past three years. He has developed over 300 games for the Craiova team, between 1976 and 1987, and has 10 appearances in the national team of Romania. He was 61 years old.

The legend of Craiova Maxima, Nicolae Tilihoi, died

March 27 – Aimee Iacobescu

The actor, who became known for her role as "Haiducii", has suffered from cancer. He played in films such as "With Clean Hands" (1972), "Revansa" (1978) or "Osanda" (1976). In 2004, it was decorated with the Order of Cultural Profits as Commander, Category D – "Spectacle Art". He was 71 years old.

The actress Aimee Iacobescu died

April 11 – Carmen Stanescu

The famous actress died in sleep. He made his debut over 70 years ago, in 1945, in the play "Brothers Karamazov", which plays the role of Ecaterina Ivanovna. He had around 30 roles on stage at the National Theater and other theaters, and he starred in several films, including "Badaranii" (1960) and "Jderi Brothers" (1974). He was 92 years old.

Actor Carmen Stanescu died

April 16 – Ionela Prodan

Former soloist Ionela Prodan performed in duets with Ion Dolanescu. In 2002, it was decorated by President Ion Iliescu with the third cross of the faithful service of the National Cross. In the period before he died, he had been hospitalized several times. He was 70 years old.

Folk musician Ionela Prodan died

April 24 – Dinu Giurescu

The historian, a member of the Romanian Academy, has been a doctorate in history since 1968. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Romanian Academy, and in April 2014 became a vice president of the Academy for one year. He also ran for the 2012 USSL elections at that time, but resigned as a deputy chairman after being elected vice president of the academy.

At the end of 2013, it was decided that he provided information to the former Securitate, but he was not a partner. He was 91 years old.

Historian Dinu Giurescu, member of the Romanian Academy and former deputy chairman of the USL lists, died

May 4 – Doina Cornea

Former dissident of the Communist regime died Doina Cornea in Cluj-Napoca and became ill for a long time. He was a publisher, translator, professor and assistant professor at the French-language department of the Faculty of Philology at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj.

It was noted through the collaboration with the radio station "Free Europe", but also through the protest against the communist regime. She was fired at the University in 1983, was investigated and interrogated by Securitate, and victimized. He was 89 years old.

Doina Cornea died

May 15 – Cristian Topescu

Former sports commentator and politician, Topescu was elected Senator in Bucharest from the National Liberal Party after the parliamentary elections on November 30, 2008.

Between 1964-2004, at TVR, he worked as a sports rep, programmer, sports commentator, sports editor and deputy chair. In 2017, President Klaus Iohannis awarded him the "Star of Romania" order. She was 81 years old.

Cristian Topescu died

May 16 – Lucian Pintilie

Director Lucian Pintilie, born in Bessarabia, inspired other important names in the Romanian industry, such as Corneliu Porumboiu and Cristi Puiu, and worked with great actors: Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihut, George Mihaita, Vladimir Gaitan, Maia Morgenstern, Dorina Chiriac.

He directed well-known films, such as "Stejarul" (1992), "Why watches, Mitica?" (1982), "Terminus paradise" (1998) or "Reconstitution" (1970), the latter being considered by some of the best Romanian films.

Internationally, "An Unforgettable Summer" (1994) and "For Late" (1996) were selected in the Cannes Festival's official competition, and "Terminus Paradise" brought Lucian Pintilie the Great Jury Prize at Venice Film in 1998. He was 84 years old.

Director Lucian Pintilie died

August 7 – Dumitru Farcas

The popular music died after a heart attack. In May, President Klaus Iohannis offered the national order "faithful service" as a knight. In a career of more than half a decade, Farcas has won numerous international awards, and is also an honorary citizen in North Korea's Pyongyang capital and the cities of Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Resita and Baia Mare. He was 80 years old.

Dumitru Farcas died

October 21 – Ilie Balaci

The former major Romanian player died of a heart attack. Ilie Balaci spent most of her career as a football player at Craiova University (1973-1984). He also played at FC Olt and Dinamo.

He wore 65 times the national team shirt, which he scored 8 times. He couldn't play at Euro 1984 because of an injury. It was wanted by AC Milan, but the transfer was not due to the Communist regime.

After completing his activity in 1988, he was coached to dozens of teams in Romania, Asia and Africa, and won many trophies, including the Champions League of Africa. He was 62 years old.

Ilie Balaci died

November 23 – Bujor Halmageanu

The former defender played for Steaua in the 60s and 70s, but also for Poli Timisoara and Petrolul Ploiesti. He has a blue and white champion title, won in 1968, and in Romania he has 22 looks. He also developed at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 when the national team reached the quarterfinals. He was 77 years old.

Bujor Halmageanu, a former Roman master with Star, died

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