Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Family members and friends of late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday bid him farewell in China’s Shenyang city.Also Read - Chinese Scientists To Investigate Mysterious 'Hut' Spotted on the Moon

Liu, convicted of subversion of state power in 2009, died of multiple organ failure due to liver cancer on Thursday night. He was 61, reports Xinhua news agency. Also Read - RT-PCR Test, Mandatory Quarantine: How These States Brace to Tackle Omicron Variant | Full List Here

Liu’s body was cremated on Saturday morning. Prior to the cremation, a ceremony was held with the attendance of the late activist’s wife Liu Xia and his friends. Also Read - US, EU Express Concern at China's 'Problematic Actions' in Asia Pacific

At 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Liu Xia was the first to bid farewell to her husband in the rhythm of Mozart’s Requiem, then Liu’s relatives and friends bowed three times in front of his body during ceremony.

His wife and brother Liu Xiaoguang cremated the remains and hold a simple funeral after consultation.

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