"Vladimir died last night in Moscow. His son wrote to me about it today at four in the morning (01:00 MSK)" — said the Agency interlocutor from the national Academic theatre of Russian drama named after Lermontov in Alma-ATA, where long worked Tolokonnikov.

According to the representative of the theater, he recently returned to Moscow after the shooting in Gelendzhik.

"Interfax" reports that Tolokonnikov will be buried on Troekurov cemetery in Moscow. The funeral service will be held at the Sretensky monastery.

Vladimir Tolokonnikov was born 25 Jun 1943 in Alma-ATA. Fame he received after starring the Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov in the film by Vladimir Bortko "heart of a Dog" based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. All in all, Tolokonnikov starred in more than 60 films and television series.