The cause of death of the clown Oleg Popov became a cardiac arrest. About it reports on Thursday, November 3, RIA Novosti with reference to the Director of the Rostov circus Dmitry Reznichenko.
"His heart stopped, he did not complained, just watched TV. Called an ambulance, an ambulance arrived and pronounced him dead"" he said.
Reznichenko also said that priests managed to spend only two performances of his show "Let there always be sunshine!" of the 15 scheduled in Rostov-on-don. The rest of the troupe, according to the Director of the circus will play, despite the demise of the clown.
On the death of Oleg Popov in 87-m to year of life it became known late on the evening of 2 November. He died in the hotel of Rostov circus.
Condolences in connection with death of Popov expressed the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. "We have gone from "Sunny clown" Oleg Popov. His performances gave joy and kindness to many generations of our compatriots, adults and children, all of us. People had difficult lives, from early childhood, Oleg Konstantinovich felt a calling for my life smiles and laughter of others. The circus was his home and he Oleg Popov — a great favorite of the public, one of the most recognizable artists of our country", — reads the telegram of the Minister, which leads "Interfax".
Oleg Popov made his debut as a clown clowns in 1951. He was actively involved in children's TV shows, appeared in films, including the role himself. The name Popov has become a household name, he created the artistic image of Sunny the clown.
In Germany Oleg Popov performed under the pseudonym Happy Hans. Emigration pushed his disagreements with colleagues in the circus and socio-political changes in the country. Oleg Popov has repeatedly said that lost almost all their savings in the early 1990s.
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