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Farewell to Formula 1 Legend Niki Lauda

Published: May 30, 2019; 13:38 · (Vindobona)

The international sports world and everyone who knew him bid farewell to Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda. Many celebrities were present at the funerals in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, along with his family, friends and companions. During the requiem, Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen said that we were standing at the coffin of a great Austrian.

Niki Lauda died on 20 May 2019 at the age of 70 in the circle of his family. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Dijk, Hans van / Anefo / neg. stroken, 1945-1989, 2.24.01.05, item number 932-2315 [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)]

Lauda died on 20 May 2019 at the age of 70 in the circle of his family after a three-week stay in the University Hospital of Zurich.

Since Lauda's kidneys were severely impaired in their function as a result of the medication after his accident in 1976, two kidneys (living donor organs) were transplanted to him one after the other. The first was donated by his brother Florian in…

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