BERLIN, 9 November. /Offset. TASS Anton Dolgunov/. World famous clown Oleg Popov was buried on Wednesday in Egloffstein (Bavaria), where he lived for a long time. As the correspondent of TASS, the mayor of the village Stefan FERC last journey of the artist held at the cemetery, owned by the Evangelical community of the city.
“This cemetery is not a public space. Close to Mr. Popov wished that during the funeral was not carried out photo – and videography,” said Perch. From more detailed comments he refused “for reasons of tact”. According to the Agency DPA, the ceremony was attended by about 100 people.
people’s artist of the USSR Oleg Popov died 2 Nov 87-m to year of life in Rostov-on-don, where he arrived on tour. According to the producer of the show Oleg Chesnokov, Popov died of cardiac arrest when watching TV. Artists of the troupe, with whom were priests, decided to continue to tour and dedicate them departed clown.
In 1991, Oleg Popov went to Germany. He lived in the Bavarian town of Egloffstein together with his wife, also a circus performer, spoke in foreign circuses under the pseudonym “happy Hans”. In 2015, almost a quarter of a century, the priests first came to Russia in the festival of circus arts “Master” in Sochi, where he was awarded the title “Legend of the circus.”
a Graduate of the state College of circus art, Oleg Popov in the circus career began with gymnastics. In 1951 he made his debut as clown clowns. Has created a vivid artistic image of the “Sunny clown” – a cheerful guy with the straw hair in wide striped pants and a plaid cap. In their rooms artist of the traditionally used elements of gymnastics, acrobatics, juggling, mimicking, buffoonery and eccentric.
the Artist until his last days he performed at the circus arena winter of 2016, he started a big tour in Russia. The first performance took place in Saint-Petersburg circus on Fontanka, then in Saratov, the last presentation took place in Rostov-on-don.