A few minutes ago it became known that the people’s artist, State Duma deputy Iosif Kobzon, had died. He was 80 years old. This was reported by the radio station “Says Moscow”.
June 18 in the network there was information that the artist was hospitalized in the department of surgery of one of the Moscow cancer centers. According to sources, he applied for medical assistance himself. A little later, Kobzon confirmed that he was actually in the hospital, but he did not go into details about his condition. Close Kobzon also did not give any comments. His wife Ninel Kobzon noted only that there are no serious reasons for unrest.
Well, it’s okay. All according to plan, everything is in order,
– she said.
In 2005, the singer was diagnosed with oncological disease. He underwent two complex operations in Germany, during one of them he was removed a tumor.
Joseph Kobzon was born on September 11, 1937 in the Ukrainian town of Chasov Yar. In 1963 he graduated from the State Music and Pedagogical Institute named after the Gnesins in the vocal class, where he later taught. He performed variety, bardic compositions and classical romances, as well as Russian, Ukrainian and Jewish folk songs.
Joseph Kobzon – the owner of a huge number of titles, orders, prizes and medals. Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation, People’s Artist of the RSFSR and USSR, laureate of the USSR State Prize 1984, the RF Government Prize of 2011, and also an honorary citizen of 29 cities – and this is only a small part of his ranks and awards.