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9 years,18 actors died: what is known about the "curse" of the movie "Master and Margarita"

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9 years,18 actors died: what is known about the "curse" of the movie "Master and Margarita"

The film world has long discussed the mysterious deaths of the actors who played in the film adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita. One of the main characters in the film is the devil, which is why mass deaths are called "curses."

As many as 18 actors from the series "The Master and Margarita," which was released in 2005, are no longer alive. OBOZREVATEL tells all that is known about the "curse" of the film by Russian director Vladimir Bortko.

The story of the death of actor Oleksandr Chaban is indeed linked to the movie The Master and Margarita. He played the role of an investigator searching for Woland. Shortly before the premiere, on October 2, 2005, Chaban was found dead in his apartment. The circumstances of his death remain unknown. He was only 47 years old.

Many actors died tragically

Pavlo Komarov, who played the role of a thief at the pier, died of a heart attack on September 28, 2006. He appeared in a cameo scene where the poet Ivan Bezdomny's clothes were stolen. Komarov was a leading actor in the Young Spectator Theater and a famous musician.

The Soviet actor Stanislav Landgraf, who was Latunsky's critic in the TV series The Master and Margarita, died suddenly on December 27, 2006, while working on a manuscript for a staging of the play Forgetting Herostratus. Shortly before his death, the People's Artist of the RSFSR made a prophetic joke: "I treat my own memorial service as a premiere in which I have to play a new role..."

Kirill Lavrov died in 2007

The prominent Soviet actor Kirill Lavrov, who played the role of Pontius Pilate in the film "The Master and Margarita," died on April 27, 2007. His participation in the film adaptation of "The Master and Margarita" was one of his most prominent, Lavrov successfully conveyed the character of the historical character. On the same day, actor Yevgeny Merkuryev, known for his roles, in particular in the movie The Master and Margarita, fell through the ice while fishing and died.

In 2008, the actor Alexander Abdulov and Andrey Tolubeyev, who voiced the voice of The Master and Margarita, died of cancer. In 2009, Yuri Oskin and Galina Barkova passed away.

Galkin's death came as a surprise

On February 25, 2010, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Vladislav Galkin, who played Ivan Bezdomny in the TV series Master and Margarita, was found dead in his apartment. He was only 38 years old. Doctors found out that the actor died of cardiac arrest, his body was exhausted due to alcohol abuse.

Valentina Egorenkova died on April 20, 2010, of an unknown cause. She starred in more than 50 films. In The Master and Margarita, she played the role of a nurse at the psychiatric hospital where Ivan Bezdomnyi was treated. In the same year, Stanislav Sokolov passed away. The Honored Artist of the Russian Federation played the scribe Pontius Pilate in the series.

The actor died of cancer

In 2011, Mikhail Surov, who starred in an episode of The Master and Margarita, tragically died in a car accident. In 2012, a young actor Stanislav Pryakhin, who played a pickpocket, died of leukemia before he turned 30.

Ilya Oleynikov, People's Artist of Russia, died on November 11, 2012 from lung cancer. He was 65 years old. In the series, he played the role of the financial director Variety of Rome.

Vladislav Galkin died unexpectedly

On March 30, 2013, Valeriy Zolotukhin, who played the role of Nikanor Ivanovich Bosoy in the series, died of a brain tumor. Dmitry Piddubny died on April 5, 2013. In "Master and Margarita" he played an NKVD agent who investigated the reasons for the disappearance of people from a "bad" apartment. In May 2014, Stanislav Fesyunov, a doorman at the Torgsin store, passed away.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about the films where mysticism took place on the set. The film crews are still looking for a solution.

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