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Gozitan historian and researcher Anton F. Attard passed away at the age of 75.

Attard was born on 14 February 1943 in Rabat, Gozo. He published his first poem in March 1959 when he was still 16 years old.

Attard will be remembered for writing the lyrics to the General Workers’ Union song, Maqgħudin!

The funeral will take place on Thursday 26 July at 4.45pm. The funeral cortege will leave from in front of the Leone Philharmonic Society Club and will be accompanied by the Leone Band. Mass will be con-celebrated at the Gozo Cathedral at 5.30pm.

Both the Labour Party and the General Workers’ Union have issued a statement expressing their condolences to Attard’s relatives and friends.