Argentina holds funeral for rock star Cerati

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati is being remembered with a funeral in Buenos Aires.

Cerati died on Thursday, four years after a stroke put him in a coma. He is being buried after the Friday funeral arranged by his family.

Thousands of people gathered at the Buenos Aires legislature shortly after news of his death to pay homage to one of Latin America’s most influential musicians.

Some fans sang his songs, while others brought flowers in a line that stretched for 15 city blocks to pay their respects.

His followers continued to arrive Friday amid heavy rain hoping to say their last goodbye to the former lead singer of the Argentine rock band Soda Stereo.