The People’s Artist passed away on January 28.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of condolences to the family and friends of People’s Artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy. This was announced today by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov. The star of “War and Peace”, “Officers”, “Anna Karenina” and “Seventeen Moments of Spring” died at 88, late in the evening on January 28th. The cause of death was the complications caused by the coronavirus.
By the way, on January 16, when Lanovoy turned 87, Vladimir Vladimirovich officially congratulated the celebrity. In his message, the head of state wished the actor good health, success and prosperity, noting the multifaceted creativity, active participation in public, educational, charitable projects. “You have dedicated your life to serving art and in this field you have reached recognized heights, won truly nationwide fame,” was also added in the telegram, the text that was published on the Kremlin website.
After the news of Lanovoy’s death two weeks after his birthday, his friends and colleagues began to condole on their microblogs on Instagram. Nadezhda Babkina was one of the first to honor the memory of the actor, telling about his contribution to Russian theater and cinema. Alexander Shirvindt, Nonna Grishaeva, Alexander Oleshko, Gosha Kutsenko and singer Valeria expressed their regret over the loss.
Valeria honored the memory of Lanovoy
Recall that Vasily Semenovich was hospitalized in the hospital in early January, diagnosed with COVID-19. Yesterday it became known that the artist was connected to a ventilator, and his condition was assessed as serious. Despite all the efforts of the doctors, the actor was never saved. It should be noted that over the past month, the most contradictory information has been received about Lanovoy’s condition. So, at the beginning of the year, sources reported that the star has five percent of the lungs affected, and there can be no talk of extracting the legend of Soviet cinema. It was noted that Vasily Semenovich complained of weakness and temperature, which did not subside in any way.
In the second week of January, the director of Lanovoy said that it was already possible to talk about the imminent recovery of the star. According to the results of the CT scan, the doctors did not find any lesion on his lungs, and the temperature of the star patient returned to normal. At the same time, the artist himself was outraged that he was not allowed out of the hospital to breathe fresh air. Note that all this time with Lanov was his wife Irina Kupchenko, who was also infected with the coronavirus. Due to the absence of pronounced symptoms, the doctors sent her home for treatment, but the actress did not want to leave her husband alone.
Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy
We also add that nothing is known about the date and place of farewell. At the Vakhtangov Theater, where Lanovoy served, they said that information about the funeral service would appear in the near future, Channel Five reports. But it became known what inheritance Vasily Semenovich left to the widow, the eldest son Alexandru and granddaughter Anne, which the younger son gave the parents Sergey… Unfortunately, Sergei Lanovoy died back in 2013. He died of a heart attack.
Vasily Lanovoy still has a three-room apartment in the center of Moscow in the Arbat area. Its estimated cost is 50-70 million rubles. During his lifetime, the actor bought himself a dacha for a million dollars in the village of Vnukovo near Moscow. Now the mansion is worth 500 thousand more, and a garage has also been added to it.
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