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The stars went out: who did we lose in 2017

In 2017, great actors and legendary musicians, politicians, writers and directors left us. At the end of the year ForumDaily remembers those who left in 2017, but remained forever in our memory.

Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl - немецкий state и political figure. Federal Chancellor of Germany (19821998). At the head of Germany, Helmut Kohl played a huge role in the process unification of Europe и Germany and in termination cold war. He was the 16 Chancellor of the years - the longest in history Germanylagging behind the Reich Chancellor by 3 Otto von Bismarck.

Johnny holliday

Johnny Holliday - French rock-singer, composer и actor who rightly bore the title of rock star of France. During his long career, he spent more than 400 tour, which was attended by more than 15 million viewers, and sold more than 80 million discs. Johnny Holliday's 18 steel albums platinum.

Mikhail Zadornov

Mikhail Zadornov is a satirist and pop parodist. Zadornov was born in Latvia in 1948 year. He gained wide popularity thanks to satirical concerts that were broadcast on Russian federal channels. As a humorist, Zadornov is known for his critical attitude towards Western, primarily American, culture.

Dmitry Hvorostovsky

One of the most famous opera singers in the world, Khvorostovsky was born in 1962 in Krasnoyarsk, graduated from a pedagogical school and the Institute of Arts, and from 1985 to 1990, he was a soloist with the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theater. Then he performed in the world's leading opera houses, since 1994 he lived in London. He was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia.

Evgeny Evtushenko

Evtushenko - Soviet and Russian poet, prose writer, director, screenwriter, publicist and actor. Winner of the State Prize of the USSR and holder of many Soviet, Russian and international orders, an honorary citizen of several countries and an honorary doctor of several international academies and universities. His name is the minor planet of the solar system.

Oleg Vidov

Soviet and American theater and film actor, film director, screenwriter, producer, Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Oleg Vidov was born 11 June 1943, in the Moscow region. He first appeared on the screen in 1960, when he played a cameo role in the film “My Friend, Kolka”. After that, Vidov joined the acting department at VGIK to film director Yury Pobedonostsev. During his studies, he continued to act in films. In 60-s he played in 16 films, and after graduation he was invited to the main role of Prince Hagbard in the Danish-Swedish-Icelandic film “Red Mantle”, which is considered cult in the Scandinavian countries and was nominated in 1967 for the “Palm branch” »Cannes Film Festival. After this role, Vidov received a role of "noble handsome". In 80's, he managed to live in Yugoslavia, Austria, Italy, where he starred in films, after which he moved to the USA. Among the most prominent roles of Vidova is the Bear in Ordinary Miracle, Maurice Gerald in Headless Horseman, Vladimir in Snowstorms, Tsar Gvidon in Tale of Tsar Saltan, Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Slavin in Gentlemen of Fortune and Volodya in the film "Moscow, my love." In 1988, he starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action movie “Red Heat”, and in 1989, he played a role in the Hollywood film adaptation of the novel “Wild Orchid”.

Vera Glagoleva

Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, film director, screenwriter and producer. People's Artist of the Russian Federation. Vera Glagoleva was born in 1956 year and the first role in the film "To the World" director Rodion Nakhapetova received immediately after school. Despite the fact that Vera Glagoleva had no acting education, she played in more than 50 scenes, including “Don't shoot the white swans,” “Marry the captain,” “Sunday dad,” “Descended from heaven.”

Glagoleva was a producer and screenwriter, and as a director she made 6 films. The most recent work was the screen version of Turgenev's “Month in the Country”, entitled “Two Women”, released in 2015.

Dmitry Marianov


Soviet and Russian film and theater actor. He starred in the films “Above the Rainbow”, “Dear Elena Sergeevna”, “Love”, in the TV series “The Fighter”, “The Personal Life of Investigator Saveliev”.

Miguel Ferrer

Ferrer is known for his roles in the Los Angeles Marine Police, "FIshki (1977-83), P.I. Magnum (1980-88), and Twin Peaks (1990-91).

John Herth

Legendary British actor John Hurt died in January 2017. Is he - Four-time BAFTA Award Winner and Golden Globe Award Winner. Often he played the minor roles of eccentric characters who are experiencing physical or mental suffering. Hurt also holds the record for the number of deaths in the cinema: he died on the screen 48 times.

Best known for taking part in the films Midnight Express, 1984, Elephant Man, Alien, Contact, Hellboy: Hellboy, Hellboy 2: Golden Army, Key of All Doors, V means Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and a series of Harry Potter films.

Kane, Hurth's character in the movie "Alien", was recognized as one of the most memorable characters in the history of cinema.

Chris Cornell

Soloist Soundgarden and Audioslave Chris Cornell - one of the pioneers of grunge style, along with Alice In Chains, Nirvana and Pearl Jam. In addition, the singer was known for a powerful voice range of four octaves.

In 1990, Cornell was considered one of the voices of the generation. Then, together with friends, he recorded an album in memory of a friend, vocalist Mother Love Bone Andrew Wood. Wood died from a heroin overdose; project in memory of him was called Temple of the dog. The author of almost all the songs from the album was Cornell himself.

Chester Bennington

Soloist of the group Linkin Park committed suicide. Chester Bennington was born 20 March 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona. Chester’s first musical instrument was a piano. In his youth, he participated in a variety of musical groups and played different instruments, but in most cases was a vocalist. Chester did not participate in large projects until 1992, when he joined Gray daze. The group broke up in 1997, and Chester moved to Linkin Park where he received world fame.

Hugh hefner

Founder Playboy and the media mogul died on September 27 at the age of 91. He was remembered by the world for crazy parties, bold statements and revolutionary ideas in everything, no matter what he took.

Vitaliy Churkin

Russia's permanent representative to the UN Security Council, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York at the age of 64. Churkin served as Russia's permanent representative to the UN from 2006 to 2017. Among the ambassadors of the member states of the UN Security Council, he held the post the longest.

Lilian Bettencourt

The heiress of the company L'Oreal and the richest woman in the world died at the age of 94, leaving behind a lot of money and scandals.

David Rockefeller

American billionaire and banker David Rockefeller died at the age of 101 of the year in March of 2017 of the year. David Rockefeller was born 12 June 1915, in New York. He was the grandson of the oil magnate and the first ever billionaire dollar rocker John Rockefeller. In 1936, David graduated from Harvard University, he also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and in 1940 he defended his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. In 1942, David joined the army as a private and reached the rank of captain. After World War II he worked in Chase Manhattan Bankwhose president was in 1961 year. In April, 1981 retired due to reaching the maximum allowable age for the position.

Ilya Glazunov

Soviet and Russian artistspainter, teacher. Founder and Rector Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture I. S. Glazunov. People's Artist of the USSR (1980). Laureate State Prize of the Russian Federation (1997). Full gentleman Order "For Services to the Fatherland".

Fats Domino

He was one of the pioneers of rock and roll, who became famous in 50 by singing "Blueberry Hill "and" Ain't That a Shame«. The circulation of records sold by this musician from New Orleans exceeds 65 million. This is more than any other 1950 musician, except Elvis Presley. Music critics call Fats Domino's debut singleThe Fat Man»The first rock and roll record in history.

Five Domino albums, published before 1955, were sold over a million copies and received gold status. His performing style had a huge impact on a whole galaxy of outstanding musicians, including John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Vladimir Voevodsky

Famous Russian and American mathematician, Fields Prize winner, was a professor Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

The mathematician was known for his work in algebraic geometry and algebraic K-theory. He also developed new approaches to the formalization of mathematical evidence. The scientist developed the theory of homotopy and motivic cohomology of algebraic varieties. Thanks to his work, the hypothesis of Milnor (Bloch-Kato) was solved. Vladimir Voevodsky was born in 1966 in Moscow. In 1992, he received his doctorate from Harvard University. In 2002, he won the Fields Medal, which is awarded to outstanding mathematicians once in 4, before 40.

Vladimir Tolokonnikov

Tolokonnikov was born in 1943 year in Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Yaroslavl Theater School, after which he worked in the theater of Russian drama named after Lermontov in Almaty. During his acting career, Tolokonnikov has starred in dozens of films. Fame brought him the role of Sharikov in "Heart of a Dog," directed by Vladimir Bortko, released on screens in 1988 year.

Alexey Batalov

Batalov was born in 1928 year in Vladimir, in a theatrical family. He first appeared on the stage as a teenager during World War II in an evacuation in Bugulma, where his mother organized her own theater.

In 1950, Batalov graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School named after V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. He played in the Central Theater of the Soviet Army and on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater. In the movie, Alexei Batalov made his debut in 1944 in the episode of the film “Zoya”. The nation-wide fame of Batalov brought his work in the cinema, in particular the film "Moscow does not believe in tears." During his life, the actor starred in more than 40 films.

Lubomir Guzar

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church 2001-2011, His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar was known for wisdom and honesty. Lyubomir Guzar was born in Lviv 26 February 1933 of the year. In 1944, his family moved to Austria, then settled in the USA, where he lived 20 for years.

In 1969, Guzar moved to Rome and lived there for almost 25 years. In Rome, he defended his thesis, 9 years taught at the Pontifical Missionary University “Urbaniana”. In 1993, Guzar returned to Ukraine. At the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops of the UGCC in 2001, he was elected its head. After his election, Pope John Paul II confirmed this choice of the synod and granted the newly entrenched supreme archbishop the title of cardinal.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Famousthe olitologist, sociologist, national security adviser to US President Jimmy Carter Brzezinski had a tremendous impact on the development of political science. Zbigniew Brzezinski was born in 1928 in Warsaw, but spent no more than three years in his life in Poland: his father, a diplomat Tadeusz Brzezinski, served with his family abroad for most of the 1930s. Including - from 1931 to 1935 in Germany, from 1936 to 1938 - in the Soviet Union.

Brzezinski did not hide his hostility towards the Soviet system, considering the USSR not only responsible for the start of the Second World War, but also one of the opponents of the United States. This hostility was not ideological, but rather personal: unlike his contemporaries, Brzezinski did not consider Marxism as hostile ideology, and China’s communist slogans did not prevent him from consistently working for a rapprochement between Washington and Beijing - including in peak Moscow. It was Brzezinski who succeeded in restoring diplomatic relations between the USA and China in 1979, for which he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

During his years in the Carter administration, Brzezinski fought against Soviet expansion: he sought to cancel the signing of strategic arms reduction treaties, lobbied the allocation of billions of dollars in tranches to the Islamists in Afghanistan, supported (through China) the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia to prevent the country from being seized by Vietnam, an ally of the USSR.

After retiring from the civil service in 1981, Brzezinski focused on research, although the administration of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush occasionally attracted him as an advisor on various foreign policy issues. In 1980, he continued to engage in confrontation between the US and the USSR, in 1990, he devoted the book The Great Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the XX Century to the collapse of the Soviet regime.

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