Already 12 actors from the series “Matchmakers” have died

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The last series of the legendary picture was shown in Russia before the New Year.

Vladimir Zeldin. Photo: Global Look Press

Already 12 actors of the cult series “Matchmakers” have passed away in recent years. Among them are such stars as Olga Aroseva, Galina Apanasenko, Vladimir Zeldin, Alexander Bondarenko, Ivan Marchenko, Anatoly Barchuk, Oleg Trepovsky, Vladimir Turchinsky, Valentin Shestopalov.

Vladimir Turchinsky
Vladimir Turchinsky. Photo: Global Look Press

Unfortunately, three actors who played episodic roles also died. In 2013, Anatoly Zezyulin, who played co-star Ivan Budko in the episode of the third season, passed away. Two years later, Osip Naiduk, Prokhorov, one of the guests at the wedding of his son Mitya, died. In 2019, Boris Chernokulsky passed away, who played an elderly veteran on the bus from the fourth season, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda.

Recall that the series “Matchmaker” was filmed for thirteen long years. There were seven seasons in total. The first series came out in 2008 and immediately fell in love with viewers.

Former director of the film Andrew Яковлев noted that he did not plan to shoot a sequel Matchmakers. Given the current situation in the world, it is difficult to imagine that they are legendary and loved by all “Matchmaker” can get together again someday.

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