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87-year-old Vasily Lanovoy dies of coronavirus

23:49, 28.01.2021

The artist was admitted to the hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 on January 2.

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Just a few minutes ago, it became known about the death of Vasily Lanovoy. The actor was admitted to the hospital in early January with a diagnosis of coronavirus. Today, sources said that Vasily Semenovich was connected to artificial ventilation, and his condition was assessed as serious. Despite all the efforts of the doctors, it was not possible to save the artist. He died at the age of 88.

It is worth noting that the most contradictory information has been received about the condition of Vasily Lanovoy over the past month. So, in early January, sources reported that the People’s Artist of the USSR was affected by five percent of the lungs. At the same time, it was reported that there was no talk of an extract of the legend of Soviet cinema. Vasily Semenovich complained of weakness and temperature, which did not subside in any way. At the same time, then the doctors assessed Lanovoy’s condition as moderate.

87-year-old Vasily Lanovoy dies of coronavirus

On January 8, the director of the artist told reporters in an interview that his condition had improved significantly and we can already talk about the imminent recovery of the star of domestic cinema. I must say that then it really seemed that Vasily Semenovich was on the mend. According to the CT scan results, doctors did not find any damage to the actor’s lungs, and his temperature returned to normal, while Lanovoy himself was indignant that he was not allowed to leave the hospital to walk down the street and get some fresh air.

By the way, the wife of Vasily Lanovoy, Irina Kupchenko, did not leave her husband throughout the time he spent in the hospital. Interestingly, the actress herself was also infected with COVID-19. However, due to the absence of pronounced symptoms, the doctors sent her home for treatment. According to Moscow Says, Kupchenko did not want her husband to be alone in the hospital, so she stayed with him.

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy

Recall that Vasily Lanovoy served for over 60 years at the Vakhtangov State Academic Theater. However, the artist won the love of the audience thanks to his participation in such films as “Scarlet Sails”, “War and Peace”, “Anna Karenina” and others. In total, the artist’s filmography includes more than 85 paintings. The role of Ivan Varnava in the cult film “Officers”, which was released on wide screens in 1971, brought nationwide glory to Vasily Semenovich.

In 1985 Vasily Lanovoy received the title of People’s Artist of the USSR. Eight years ago he was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky, and two years ago Vladimir Putin awarded the then 85-year-old Vasily Lanovoy the title of Hero of Labor. It is also interesting that, despite his considerable age, Vasily Semenovich continued to act in films. So, in 2017, he appeared in the drama “Alien Grandfather”, and in the lead role.

Vasily Lanovoy in the film “War and Peace” as Anatole Kuragin

Vasily Lanovoy also continued to perform on the stage of the Vakhtangov Theater. However, in the past three years, performances with his participation have been canceled several times. And this happened because of the health problems of Vasily Semenovich. So, in February 2019, the production of “Dedication to Eve”, in which the actor plays one of the main roles, was replaced by the leadership of the Vakhtangov Theater for a creative evening by Yevgeny Knyazev. In the same year, a similar situation happened with the production of “The Last Moons” – then the doctors diagnosed Vasily Semenovich with high blood pressure and forbade him to go on stage.

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