necrologue

European Parliament president passes away

European Parliament president passes away

European Parliament President David Sassoli died at the age of 65 in Italy on Tuesday, his press secretary Roberto Cuillo said. "David Sassoli passed away at 1.15 am [03:15 Moscow time] on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano (PN), …

Former Anji goalkeeper passed away

Former Anji goalkeeper passed away

Former goalkeeper of Makhachkala "Anji" Viktor Chakrygin died at the age of 37, the club's press service reported without naming the cause of death. “The management and staff of the club, the coaching …

Russian filmmaker Sergey Solovyov passes away

Russian filmmaker Sergey Solovyov passes away

Renowned Russian film director, screenwriter, film producer and lecturer Sergey Solovyov, best known for his iconic film Assa from the perestroika era starring rock musicians, died on Monday aged 77, a source from his inner circle said. …

Turkish defense industry giant Baykar's founder passes away

Turkish defense industry giant Baykar's founder passes away

Ozdemir Bayraktar, the founder of one of Turkey’s leading defense firms Baykar, died on Monday at the age of 72. "The pioneer of National Technology Initiative and locally produced unmanned combat aerial vehicles (drones), …

Former U.S. secretary of state passes away

Former U.S. secretary of state passes away

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has died aged 84 of Covid-19 complications, his family has announced. He was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under …

Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who stirred worldwide controversy in 2007 with drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog, was killed in a car crash near the southern town of Markaryd on Sunday, police said. Vilks, 75, …

French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo passes away

French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo passes away

Renowned French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88, AFP reported on Monday, citing his lawyer. No additional details were provided. Jean-Paul Belmondo was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris on 9 Apr …

Former IOC president Jacques Rogge passes away

Former IOC president Jacques Rogge passes away

Jacques Rogge, who led the International Olympic Committee for 12 years, has died at the age of 79. The IOC announced his passing Sunday without providing a cause of death.  Rogge, a native of Belgium, succeeded …

Legendary German striker Gerd Mueller dead at 75

Legendary German striker Gerd Mueller dead at 75

Legendary German striker Gerd Mueller died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 75, his former club Bayern Munich has confirmed. During a glittering career, Mueller scored a record 365 goals for Bayern in the Bundesliga during the …

Rock musician and actor Pyotr Mamonov succumbs to coronavirus

Rock musician and actor Pyotr Mamonov succumbs to coronavirus

Russian rock musician, actor, songwriter and frontman of the Zvuki Mu band Pyotr Mamonov died on Thursday from coronavirus, aged 70, his wife and manager Olga said. "Pyotr Manonov died today," she said. Over two weeks ago, he …

Ex-Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain passes away

Ex-Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain passes away

Pakistan's former President Mamnoon Hussain died Wednesday in the southern port city of Karachi, his party confirmed. He was 80. "Deeply shocked and grieved to hear that President Mamnoon Hussain has passed away. What an …

Legendary Georgian puppeteer Rezo Gabriadze passes away

Legendary Georgian puppeteer Rezo Gabriadze passes away

One of the Soviet art world's most famous figures, Georgian theatre director Rezo Gabriadze, has passed away at 84 in Tbilisi. News of his death was announced by officials and confirmed by relatives. Gabriadze was known …

Azerbaijani journalists killed in mine explosion in Kalbajar

Azerbaijani journalists killed in mine explosion in Kalbajar

Two journalists and a local official died and four others were injured in a mine blast in Kalbajar region today, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Interior Ministry published said in a joint statement. The mine blast …

Prominent artist Tahir Salakhov passes away

Prominent artist Tahir Salakhov passes away

People's Artist of the USSR, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Arts Tair Salakhov passed away in Germany aged 92, his daughter Aidan Salakhova said. "People's Artist of the USSR Tair Salakhov died in a …