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Angel Parra, exiled Chilean singer, interred in Paris

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). A picture of Chilean singer and songwriter Angel Parra, is displayed at the entrance of a chapel, at the Pere Lachaise cemetery, in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra... (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). A picture of Chilean singer and songwriter Angel Parra, is displayed at the entrance of a chapel, at the Pere Lachaise cemetery, in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra...
(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). A picture of Chilean singer and songwriter Angel Parra, is displayed at the entrance of a chapel, at the Pere Lachaise cemetery, in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra... (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). A picture of Chilean singer and songwriter Angel Parra, is displayed at the entrance of a chapel, at the Pere Lachaise cemetery, in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra...
(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). People attend a funeral ceremony for Chilean singer and songwriter Angel Parra the Pere Lachaise cemetery, in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra,  Angel Parra died in... (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). People attend a funeral ceremony for Chilean singer and songwriter Angel Parra the Pere Lachaise cemetery, in Paris, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra, Angel Parra died in...

PARIS (AP) - Angel Parra, the exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra, has been interred at Paris' largest cemetery.

Parra, who died on March 11 at age 73, was raised by his mother, who taught him about political activism and music.

He was arrested during Chile's 1973 military coup and imprisoned in a camp. He was freed and eventually expelled, first to Mexico and then to France, after artists including Joan Baez and Charles Aznavour agitated on his behalf.

His remains were committed Thursday at Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris' largest and most famous cemetery.

The graves of American rock star Jim Morrison of "The Doors" and French singer Edith Piaf are located there.

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