Emotional funeral for British choreographer Lindsay Kemp

 ROME – British dancer and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, 80, credited with shaping the careers of David Bowie and Kate Bush, has been farewelled at a public funeral in Rome on Wednesday. 

 An estimated 150 friends and admirers gathered in the chapel at the Acattolico Piramide Cemetery where his favourite classical tunes were played.

 Mr Kemp died suddenly at his home in Livorno, Tuscany, on Aug. 24.

 His ashes were laid to rest alongside the grave of his mother, Marie Kemp, who died in 1991.

 The cemetery is also known for housing the graves of romantic poets John Keats and Percy Shelley.

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