Died actor Vitaly Shapovalov

© Fotolia / leonid_shtandelСвечи and cloves. Archival photoDied actor Vitaly Shapovalov© Fotolia / leonid_shtandel

Soviet and Russian theater and film actor Vitaly Shapovalov died on 79 year of life after undergoing surgery, according to the official page of the Moscow Taganka Theater in «Vkontakte».

«Died the Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, people’s artist of the RSFSR Vitaly Shapovalov. The artist died at the age of 78 years at the hospital. The last few days Vitaly was in a critical condition after undergoing surgery,» the statement reads.

Shapovalov graduated from drama school named Shchukin in 1968, after which he was accepted into the troupe of the theater. In 1969, he first starred in the movie «the Way home». He played in productions of «the dawns here are quiet», «Pugachev», «the Master and Margarita», «Boris Godunov», «Crime and punishment», «Tartuffe» and many others.