Died Joseph Kobzon

Joseph Kobzon.

Relatives confirmed «Moscow speaking» the death of the singer.

People’s artist of the USSR died at the age of 80 years on Thursday, August 30.

Joseph Kobzon 13 years of fighting cancer. In July of this year he was put in the neurosurgery Department of one of the Moscow clinics and connected to the lung. A few days ago it was reported that the patient fell into a coma.

The time and place of farewell with the artist will be announced later.

Died Soviet and Russian pop singer Iosif Kobzon. pic.twitter.com/GR98faF4Xm

— Komsomolskaya Pravda (@kpru) August 30, 2018

Joseph Kobzon was born on 11 September 1937 in the city chasov Yar, Donetsk region. In 1963 he graduated from the State musical-pedagogical Institute. Gnessin state musical College, vocal class.

The last few years, Kobzon was Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on culture.