Soviet and Russian actor, people’s artist of the RSFSR Alexei Petrenko died on the 79 th year of life, informs on Thursday night the Union of cinematographers of Russia.

“On February 22, 2017 died an outstanding Russian actor Alexei Petrenko… the Union of cinematographers of Russia grieves together with (his) family and friends,” reads the website of the Union.

Petrenko was born in Chernihiv oblast, in 1961 he graduated from the Kharkov theatre Institute. After his graduation he entered the service in the Zaporizhia music and drama theater named Shchorsa, two years in Donetsk regional Russian drama theatre in Mariupol. From 1964 to 1978 played at the Leningrad theater. Of the Leningrad city Council, since 1977, has performed on stage of the Moscow drama theater on Malaya Bronnaya, and since 1978 – at the Moscow art Theater, reminds TASS.

The debut in the movie took place in 1967 in the movie “Day of the sun and the rain.” The actor has played almost 80 film credits, including the films “Cruel romance”, “Prisoner of If castle”, “Agony”, “Bury me behind the baseboard”, “Twenty days without war”, in multiserial film “TASS is authorized to declare”.

Died actor Alexei Petrenko 23.02.2017

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