Around 4,000 people bid a final farewell to legendary opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on Monday. «Now we are all grieving, because the loss is really big, as if we’ve lost a close friend,» said Kirill Tatarets. Another, Yelena Remizova, said «it is such a pity that this horrible disease, this cursed disease, takes away such people.» Hvorostovsky’s body... Еще will be cremated after the memorial ceremony. His ashes will then be divided in two capsules, one of which will be buried in Moscow and the second in his birth city of Krasnoyarsk according to the singer’s wishes. On November 22, world famous opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky died in London after a 2.5-year battle with a brain cancer.