Russian singer Mikhail Shufutinsky reacted to the death of the musician singer Willy Tokarev.
71-year-old Mikhail Shufutinsky one of the first to react to the news of the death of Willy Tokarev. Honored artist of Russia admitted that he still cannot believe what happened. According to the pop artist, the news about the death of 84-year-old singer struck him in shock.
“I’m in shock. Because the half-life associated with it. You know, I’m generally just killed,” said the artist, calling the Tokarev’s death “a huge loss to the cultural life of a whole generation”, according to the “League news Russia” with reference to “Russian Dialog”.
“For me this is terrible news, and this is a huge loss for all people who are dear and important in the life of human kind word,” said anybody.
The singer expressed condolences to the families and friends of the Tokarev.
On the death of Willie Tokarev became known on 4 August. Information about the death of the artist confirmed his son. Now the family decides whether the ceremony of farewell and funeral.
The actor died in a Moscow cancer center, where he was taken shortly before his death . In a specialized clinic, the artist has spent the last few weeks. For medical help, he turned back in early July.
Willie (Vilen) Tokarev was born in 1934, graduated from the music school of the Leningrad Conservatoire double bass. Wrote songs for other artists (his works were performed by Edita and Anatoly Korolev). In 1974, the artist emigrated to the United States. There he made records and worked as a singer in a Russian restaurant and has received popularity among immigrants from the Soviet Union.
Since the late 1980s, began touring in the Soviet Union, then moved to Moscow.