Luke Chetcuti, the son of the late entrepreneur Hugo Chetcuti, has uploaded a video showing his father being surprised by the staff at Hugo’s Hotel during his last birthday last March. In the video, Hugo is slightly confused before breaking into a big smile and thanking everyone for organising the celebration for him, blowing kisses as his staff sing Happy Birthday to him.
“A video from the last birthday my father would ever celebrate, our loving staff made a little surprise for him during his hectic day and you can see how happy and appreciative he was towards them. He had tears in his eyes, so many people didn’t see that behind his success and image he had such a big heart, was so humble and would feel for so many. I LOVE YOU DADDY SO SO MUCH,” said Luke in the Instagram post.
There was an outpouring of support in response to the video, with one person saying: “He’s watching you from up above from heaven as he was a great gentleman with a heart of gold, it’s just too hard to sink in”.
The funeral for Hugo Chetcuti was held today in Paola, Hugo’s hometown, and was attended by hundreds of people
Scores of people who worked with him and members from the public who wanted to pay their respects gathered on Thursday morning to send off one of Malta’s most well-known entrepreneurs.
All eyes are now on his son Luke Chetcuti, who has pledged to step into his fathers shoes and continue his legacy.