Music: Death in Naples

In Naples, Italy, the Baroness Appolonia Alessandra Markwiart killed herself. She left a note asking that the many photographs of famed Tenor Beniamino Gigli which cluttered her room be buried with her; and another note saying: "Don't perform an autopsy. Don't cremate me. Let me meet God as I am."

Said Tenor Gigli, on tour, in Winnipeg, Man.: "I met the Baroness while in Berlin last summer and our acquaintance developed into strong friendship."


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