FRENCH TV star Igor Bodganov died of Covid a few days after his twin brother Grichka passed away from the virus.
The 72-year-old TV presenter reportedly died of illness on Monday in a Paris hospital just six days after his late brother suffered the same fate.
The cause of Igor’s death has not yet been confirmed, but relatives claimed that the artist had been hospitalized since mid-December.
The family statement, published by his agent, said: “In peace and love, surrounded by his children and family, Igor Bogdanov passed away on Monday 3 January 2022.”
On December 15, his brother Grichka was reportedly hospitalized in Paris due to a serious illness after contracting Covid-19.
This was announced by a source close to the family. Le Monde that neither Grichka nor Igor were vaccinated against the virus.
The couple’s close friend and former French education minister, Luc Ferry, previously said that Igor was in intensive care after contracting Covid in December.
Igor left six children and was married to French writer and historian Amelie de Bourbon Parme before their divorce.
The Bogdanov twins are perhaps best known around the world for their eclectic personalities and style, as well as their characteristic identical facial structures, which the couple have always insisted they are not the result of plastic surgery.
The duo, known for their eccentric personalities, have been featured on several television programs, most recently in the French version of The Masked Singer.
In France, the Bogdanovs began their entertainment career in the 1980s as hosts of the sci-fi show Temps X.
In the future, they will host a number of other series, mainly from the field of science fiction, including Viscose X in 2002.
In the past few years, the twins have become a symbol in the cryptocurrency community, part of a series of memes claiming that they both “invented Bitcoin” after Grichka bragged about his contributions to the source code.
In the early 2000s, the Bogdanovs were at the center of controversy over the publication of voluminous physics articles in scientific journals, which, according to their colleagues and media figures, were not sufficiently studied and full of misleading statements.
In 2010, the twins were embroiled in a defamation lawsuit against Marianne magazine, and the court ultimately ruled in their favor.
However, the scientific community has condemned many of the twins’ claims, and the articles in the Bogdanov Case are believed to have very little scientific value.
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