During his lifetime he dreamed of returning to his homeland.
Valery Zolotukhin died from a serious illness on the morning of March 30 in a hospital. As reported on the Taganka Theater website, performances on the main stage on March 30 and 31 are canceled. The day and time of the civil memorial service for the actor are not yet known. According to friends of Zolotukhin, he will be buried in Altai.
Valery Zolotukhin was in the Russian Center for X-ray Radiology, where he was observed until his death. The last two weeks the actor was in a state of medical coma.
In one of his last interviews, the actor said that he wanted to return to Altai. He is tired of the capital. The post of chief director of the Taganka Theater after the departure of Yuri Lyubimov Zolotukhin reluctantly accepted. The strife of the theater oppressed the actor.
Recall Valery Zolotukhin Born June 21, 1941 in the village of Fast Source of the Altai Territory.In 1964 he graduated from GITIS, after which he worked for a year in the Mossovet Theater. Since 1964, Zolotukhin played in the Taganka Theater, and in 1965 became known as a film actor. Total Zolotukhin starred in more than 90 films and TV shows, among them - "Bumbarash", "Wizards", "Master of Taiga", "Life and the Extraordinary Adventures of Soldier Ivan Chonkin", "Night Watch" and others.