TV producer Marioara Murarescu dies aged 66

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TV producer Marioara Murarescu died on Thursday night at the age of 66, the public television reports.

Marioara Murarescu was the TV producer of the "Folk Heritage" show aired on TVR1 public channel for over 30 years.

She graduated from the Ciprian Porumbescu Music Conservatory in Bucharest in 1972, having already started her radio career as early as since 1971. She began working for TVR as TV producer of folk shows in 1977, and since 1982 she has produced the famous "Folk Heritage" folk music show aired on TVR1.

Throughout her career, she has organized many folk festivals, Christmas carol concerts, shows in cooperation with Republic of Moldova Television in Bucharest and Chisinau.

Marioara Murarescu has also contributed to the release of the first Folk Heritage golden disk (1992), the first Folk Heritage videotape (2000), as well as to the creation of the paper "Through the eyes of the world" bringing together opinions about the folk music show.

The collection "Great Folk Singers" (a selection of 10 volumes and 10 audio CDs), produced by Marioara Murarescu, was launched in May 2013.

She was awarded various prizes for music research, and in April 2009 President Traian Basescu conferred on her the Star of Romania Order in rank of Knight.

Since June 2013, she has been admitted several times to various medical units. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, undergoing two surgeries afterwards, and in 2013 she had a spine surgery. After a prolonged suffering and hospital stay, the beloved TV producer died on Jan. 31, 2014 at the age of 66.AGERPRES

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