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Joseph Prigogine honored the memory of Vasily Lanovoy, who died from coronavirus, calling him the idol of millions

14:49, 01/29/2021

The producer has published an archive photo with the artist and singer Valeria.

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Today, Joseph Prigogine, like many of his colleagues in the shop, honored the memory of the People’s Artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy in his microblog on Instagram. The producer expressed his condolences in connection with the death of the legend of Soviet and Russian cinema by publishing an archive photo with the famous actor. According to Prigozhin, shortly before the tragic news, the star family planned to visit the artist.

“One more legendary person is gone – People’s Artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy. A whole era is leaving, a galaxy of outstanding, worthy people, symbols of Soviet and Russian cinema. Vasily Semyonovich Lanovoy, an imposing handsome man, was the idol of millions of women in our country. Dear Vasily Semyonovich, you will always live in our hearts. It is a pity that due to the pandemic, we did not have time to speak at your event. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the legendary artist “, – shared the producer (spelling and punctuation of the author hereinafter are given without changes. – Prim. line.).

Artists call Lanovoy the greatest artist of all time

The wife of Joseph Prigozhin also joined in condolences. Singer Valeria also shared in her microblog on Instagram a joint photo with Lanov, taken during one of the events. By the way, Vasily Semenovich, like Valeria, were frequent guests of receptions and concerts dedicated to certain public holidays. As a public figure with an active civic position, the artist often attended patriotic actions. As you know, Vasily Lanovoy was the chairman of the board of trustees of the “Immortal Regiment”: it was he who for several years in a row led the column of thousands of people in the procession.

We will remind that Vsily Lanovoy died on the night of January 29. The tragic news was reported by Lanovoy’s wife, People’s Artist of the RSFSR Irina Kupchenko, with whom the actor lived for 49 years. In early January, the couple went to the hospital due to their coronavirus infection. Yesterday, the artist was transferred to intensive care against the background of a sharp deterioration in health, after which the doctors connected him to a ventilator. Note that on January 16, the actor turned 87 years old.

The acting married couple lived together for half a century

Many perceived the death of the legendary actor as a personal loss: more than one generation of viewers has grown up on films with the participation of Vasily Lanovoy, and his name has long been inscribed in golden letters in the history of Russian cinema. Behind the shoulders of the Hero of Labor – participation in about 80 films, dozens of plays and radio performances. Among the most famous works – roles in the films “War and Peace”, “Seventeen Moments of Spring”, “Officers”, “Anna Karenina” and others.

We add that today the date and place of farewell to Vasily Lanov, who died from coronavirus, became known. Farewell to the legend of screens will take place on February 1 at the Yevgeny Vakhtangov Theater, where the People’s Artist of the USSR served for 64 years. The last time the actor appeared on his native stage was in December last year. The parting chord for him was his roles in the performances “Dedication to Eve” and “Last Moons”.

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