Russia’s investigative Committee conducts a review in connection with the death in Rostov-on-don, the legendary clown Oleg Popov, reports RIA “Novosti”.

Investigatory management SK the Russian Federation across the Rostov region started checking into the death of Oleg Popov, told “Interfax” the official representative of the regional SU IC Galina Gagalaeva. “Preliminary examination has already begun, the circumstances of the death will be communicated later,” she said.

Artist last years he lived in Germany, in Russia, he came to tour. October 29, the premiere of the new show featuring Oleg Popov “Let there always be sunshine!”.

Late in the evening of 2 November in a hotel room 86-year-old Popov was watching TV when he became ill. About 23 o’clock he was found sitting in a chair “in an unnatural position”. Presumably, the artist’s heart stopped. Press Secretary of the head of state annaeva Angelica reported to”Interfax”that at the time of death with Oleg Popov was his wife.

“To the hotel I immediately called the ambulance, but to save clown failed. He died a natural death”, – told “Interfax” in an environment of Popova. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, Oleg Popov acted in the Rostov circus over the weekend and these performances have attracted a large number fans – people willingly went on the view. “On Friday he walked the streets of Rostov-on-don, and nothing presaged his death,” – said the source.

Meanwhile, the network appeared the latest speech by Oleg Popov in the circus of Rostov-on-don, captured on the camera mobile phone on October 30.

As it became known, at the request of the daughter of Oleg Popov, the famous clown’s funeral will be held in Germany. On Thursday, “Interfax”
said the Director of the Rostov circus Dmitry Reznichenko. “According to preliminary information, farewell to Oleg Popov will be held on Monday,” he added.

Oleg Popov was born on 31 July 1930. His circus career began in the 1950s. He was known to the General public in the image of “Sunny the clown”. Since 1991 Oleg Popov lived and worked in Germany, where he moved when he married a German woman. There he organized his own circus program, lived and worked in the town of Egloffstein under the stage name “Happy Hans”. In 2015, the clown for the first time in 24 years arrived in Russia.

The investigative Committee shall verify the fact of death of the clown Oleg Popov 03.11.2016

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