Wednesday, April 28, 2010


King of the Gypsies Dies
Thoma Makeawagon Lovell
Don't cry for me I'm still singing
December 30, 1923 - April 21, 2010

We recently lost an outstanding Romani and friend, Thoma Makeawagon Lovell.
Anyone who has seen the movie OPRE ROMA knows Thoma. He was the father of Julia Lovell and performed her marriage ceremony in the documentary..
It's funny that the Vancouver, B.C. newspaper called him the King of the Gypsies. How he mocked such embellishments.
He was a good man.
Devlessa and Latcho Drom Thoma.


Anonymous said...

wow, I really looked up to this gara. -Jarrod Blaine Williams

Morgan said...

Ah yes Jarrod, we all did.
He was a good man.
Thanks for your comment.