I’m putting here another tribute to my son Rupert – not for vanity of any sort but because he deserves to have people know how much he was respected – this was printed in another local Italian paper – have translated as best I can –
Amalfi says goodby to Rupert Scarfe, son of the Pink Floyd cartoonist (?).
The news of his premature loss has shocked the entire community of Amalfi, known and highly respected in all of the Amalfi Coast.
At 47 years of age he had to give in to the invasive illness against which he had battled for some time.
Rupert worked as a tourist guide in Italy and abroad; everyone remembers him as a person always helpful and sunny, a friend to all. It was in fact his friends, as well as his family, who never left him alone until yesterday.
He is the firstborn of Gerald Scarfe, satirical cartoonist from London, world-famous, who knew success during the 1970s, collaborating even with Roger Waters, singer and bass player of the Pink Floyd, producing the animation of the tour of “Wish you were Here” and for the film “The Wall”.
Born in London, Rupert during his adolescence (this is incorrect, he was 4 years old)
came with his mother Maureen who, after separating from Scarfe, established herself in Amalfi and created another family.
The final farewell to Rupert tomorrow, Saturday 7th February, with funeral rites a noon in the Cathedral of Amalfi moving from the house of the Deceased in Piazza Municipio.
The Vescovado shares the pain of the family and wishes to express his deepest sympathy.