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A multi-millionaire gypsy clan head ordered his family to send him to meet his maker in the same lavish way he lived his life - in a 10,000 GBP designer Versace coffin.

Wealthy Rapa Carpaci, 49, brought the traffic to a standstill in Timisoara, Romania, for five hours with a funeral procession of a fleet of limos of hundreds of mourners scattering flowers all the way from the church to the cemetery.

Wife Ana Constantin had ordered a white Versace coffin, with real gold-plate and gilt trim which her husband was paraded in wearing his favourite designer suit.

"It was how he lived and how he would have wanted to go out.

"He loved designer gear and making a big impression," explained one clan member.

"After all, if you're off to meet the ultimate designer, you want to look your best," they added.

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