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10,000 fans mourn Austrian rocker Falco

Somewhat like Mozart, the Austrian pop star Falco lived in excess and died in disgrace.

Nevertheless, about 10,000 fans and friends attended his funeral Saturday, many wearing Falco-esque sunglasses on an overcast day to honor the only Austrian to win a Grammy award.Killed in a car crash last week, the 40-year-old musician had brief international fame in the 1980s with his mega-hit "Rock Me Amadeus," a baroque-disco tribute to the Mozart movie of high emotions and higher wigs.

Mourners listened to the title piece of Falco's next album, "Out of the Dark," played over loudspeakers. They burst into applause after the last refrain: "There's no way back, must I die then, in order to live?"