MOSCOW, 1 may – RIA Novosti. Died the oldest actor of the Vakhtangov theatre, the honored artist of Russia Yevgeny Fyodorov, he was 96 years old, said on Friday the press service of the theater.

In 1945, Fedorov graduated from drama school named Shchukin at the Vakhtangov theatre and was accepted to the legendary. During his long life Evgeny Fedorov played many roles in plays by classical and contemporary authors.

Despite serious illness, he is almost to the end of his days came on stage. He played in performances of “smile at us, o Lord”, “the Last moon” and “the Inhabitants of the school”.

the Theatre mourns the passing of his colleague and sends heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, the report said. On the farewell ceremony and the funeral will be announced later.