Alexander Priko, ex-soloist of the cult Soviet-Russian group “Laskoviy May”, has died at the age of 47. The former frontman of the band, Yuri Shatunov, announced this in his Instagram account.
“From the bottom of my heart, I sympathize with the untimely death of Sasha Priko. I am shocked by the sad news and sincerely grieve. A bright memory” wrote the performer, who has been living in Munich for many years.
Earlier, in early August, the media reported that Priko had contracted the coronavirus. On August 7, it became known that the musician was hospitalized in serious condition. Commenting on this news, Andrei Razin, producer of Tender May, also said that Priko was diagnosed with lung cancer.
According to the producer’s recollections, he always spoke out against smoking, but the band members did not listen to him.
“Lena and I, Sasha’s wife, are doing everything possible to save him,” Razin said.
The group “Laskoviy May” was formed in 1986 in Orenburg. She became the first pop group in the Soviet Union aimed at a teenage audience, but over time it gained great popularity among people of other ages. Priko was the soloist of the band until 1989. Later he performed in the group “Mama”, and then decided to leave his musical career and went to work as an installer on a construction site.