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Russian opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky died London, after a long illness, the singer’s agent in Russia told TASS.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend – at age 55. After a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, he died peacefully at 3:20am GMT on Wednesday, November 22 surrounded by his family at a hospice facility near their home in London, UK,” Sean Michael Gross, Executive Vice President of 21C Media Group and the singer’s official representative in London, said.
The singer is survived by his wife, Florence Hvorostovsky, and their two children, Maxim (14) and Nina (10); his twin children, Alexandra and Daniel (21), from a previous marriage; and his parents, Alexander and Lyudmila.
The Russian baritone retired from the opera stage at the end of 2016 due to complications from the brain tumor.