“There will be no exaggeration if we say that Russian theater and cinema suffered a colossal loss in connection with the death of Vasily Semyonovich Lanovoy, a legendary artist, a real knight of the Vakhtangov stage, an outstanding person, a brilliant romantic hero with a huge range of characters - from Vronsky to“ Anna Karenina "to Shervinsky in" Days of the Turbins, "she wrote on Instagram.

People's Artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy died at the age of 88.

This was announced by his wife, actress Irina Kupchenko.

On January 28, it became known that Lanovoy, who was hospitalized with a coronavirus infection COVID-19 in early January, was transferred to intensive care.