The European Roma and Travellers Forum has learnt with shock and dismay of the untimely death of one of our greatest Roma leaders Nicolae Gheorghe, on 8 August 2013.
Nicolae Gheorge was a dear friend and collaborator with whom we worked for many years. He selflessly worked for the Roma till the very last moment and shared with us his vast knowledge and extensive political experience.
His passing away is a signiﬁcant loss not only to his country Romania but to the whole Roma nation in Europe, particularly given his moral stature, his vision and his leadership.
All ERTF members express their sincere condolences to the bereaved family of Nicolae Gheorghe
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
"In sorrow, we mourn those lost. In gratitude, we embrace those around us. In sympathy, we reach out to those who grieve."