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The 6 February 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of pop musician Falco’s tragic death in a road accident. Four days beforehand, crowds gathered in Vienna to celebrate the life of the man who rocked them, at their most prominent cathedral, Stephansdom.

A Requiem for Falco saw the building packed to the rafters with an unconventional audience. Bearded men sat behind illuminated mixing desks amid pews of people wearing leather trousers, T-shirts featuring the pop idol’s face, leopard skin coats, and one man dressed as Elvis.

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Am 6. Februar jaehrt sich zum zwanzigsten Mal der tragische Tod des Pop-Musikers Falco, bei dem er toedlich verunglueckte. Zu Falcos Ehren versammelten sich letzten Freitag Fans und Freunde im Stepahnsdom um das Leben des Mannes zu zelebrieren, der Wien rockte.

Ein Requiem fuer Falco sah das Gebaeude gestapelt voll mit einer eher unkonventionellen Zuschauermenge. Baertige Maenner sassen an beleuchteten Mischpulten umgeben von Menschen in schwarzen Lederhosen, T-shirts mit dem Gesicht des Pop-Idols, Leopardenfellmaentel und einem Mann verkleidet als Elvis

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Falco Lebt!

Falco Lebt!

Red Hair

Red Hair

Elvis

Elvis

T-Shirt

T-Shirt

Fur Coat

Fur Coat

Vocalists heading to the stage

Vocalists heading to the stage

The concert

The concert

A throne placed by the stage in Falco's honour

A throne placed by the stage in Falco's honour

The costume sometimes worn by Falco for performances of his song 'Ganz Wien'

The costume sometimes worn by Falco for performances of his song 'Ganz Wien'

The performers of the A Requiem for Falco concert, which had included members of Opus, who sang 'Flyin' High', the song they've previously performed with Falco

The performers of the A Requiem for Falco concert, which had included members of Opus, who sang 'Flyin' High', the song they've previously performed with Falco

Toni Faber, priest of Stephansdom, being interviewed about the event, which he'd aimed to be a mixture of Falco and Mozart.

Toni Faber, priest of Stephansdom, being interviewed about the event, which he'd aimed to be a mixture of Falco and Mozart.

These two men were promoting Falco appreciation society, 'Young Romans Vienna', which is where they met.

These two men were promoting Falco appreciation society, 'Young Romans Vienna', which is where they met.

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