In the Rostov state circus on Monday, November 7 held a ceremony of farewell to legendary clown Oleg Popov. As transfers “Interfax”, to pay tribute to artist came about 300 people. People bring flowers, mostly yellow and orange, as these colors are associated with the “sunshine clown.”

The coffin with the body of the artist installed at the circus. The screen displayed a speech by Oleg Popov, next launched a small exhibition. The artist wanted to lie in a coffin in stage costume of a clown, and his desire was fulfilled.

The farewell ceremony was attended by Director of the state circus Dmitry Ivanov, people’s artist of Russia Edgard Zapashny, the Governor of Rostov region Vasily Golubev and the leadership of the city.

As it turned out, some admirers Popova overcame considerable difficulties to say goodbye to him. So, in the don capital hitch arrived the inhabitant of Perm Evgenie Gorshkov. Instructor of tourism admitted that he had no money, no plane, no train, so he decided to get on a passing truck and as a result have travelled 1000 kilometers. From Perm pots left on Friday evening, November 4, and arrived in Rostov-on-don, November 7, at three a.m., according to

People’s artist of the USSR Oleg Popov died 2 Nov 87-m to year of life in Rostov-on-don, where he arrived on tour. According to the producer of the show Oleg Chesnokov, Popov died of cardiac arrest when watching TV. Artists of the troupe, with whom were priests, decided to continue to tour and dedicate them departed clown.

After the funeral the body of the actor will be sent to Germany, where Oleg Popov will be buried.

A graduate of the State College of circus art, Oleg Popov in the circus career began with gymnastics. In 1951 he made his debut as clowns. Has created a vivid artistic image of the “Sunny clown”.

In 1991, Popov went to Germany. He lived in the Bavarian town of Egloffstein together with his wife, also a circus performer, spoke in foreign circuses under the pseudonym of Happy Hans. In 2015, priests for the first time in many years arrived in Russia on the festival of circus arts “Master” in Sochi, where he was awarded the title “Legend of the circus.”

In the circus of Rostov-na-Donu say goodbye to Oleg Popov: to pay tribute to the clown came dozens of people 07.11.2016

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