Even in the hospital diagnosed with coronavirus infection, 87-year-old Vasily Lanovoy was preparing for a concert on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the film “Officers”, said the artist’s widow Irina Kupchenko.
Star of “Officers” and “Seventeen Moments of Spring” Vasily Lanovoy died January 28 from complications caused by the coronavirus.
In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, the artist’s widow Irina Kupchenko said that her faithful, “even dying, continued to work.” A concert in honor of the 50th anniversary of the film “Officers” was to take place in February.
“He was supposed to sing the song“ On the Heroes of Bygone Times ”there. And here he was in the hospital all the time trying to study the voice. However, he did not have the strength to exercise, ”Kupchenko said.
She said that Lanovoy in the hospital repeated the words of the song, alka, he knew them by heart. However, due to the elevated temperature, the artist’s thoughts were confused, and he forgot the words, his wife recalled.
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At such moments, according to Kupchenko, Lanovoy was very worried and forgot the words even more. Then everyone who was with the artist in the hospital pulled him up. They showed the lyrics of the song on smartphones.
“Subsequently, we all have already learned the words and poured into him for hours,” Kupchenko added. According to her, Lanovoy refused to put a drip or injections without a song.
Every day the singer’s voice became more inaudible. Vasily Lanovoy died with the words of the idolized song on his lips, the woman said.