Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

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August 10 the well-known theater and cinema actor Andrey Krasko would have turned 60 years old, but his life in 2006 suddenly cut short a month before the 49th anniversary. He went to the peak of popularity during the filming of the TV series "Liquidation". The cause of death was a heart attack, but many friends and relatives of the actor convinced that in fact to the early death of Andrei Krasko led certain circumstances, which could have been avoided ...

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

Andrei Krasko with classmates

The first on the scene he was in his early childhood, when I saw in the performance of his father, actor Ivan Krasko. The boy ran to the stage to cheers: "And here's my dad!". Since then, in the choice of their future profession, he had no doubt. Perebolev childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, a driver or a fireman, he concluded: "The actor - is the only profession where you can be all of who you want." However, the path to recognition and success was very long and difficult for him.

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

Andrei Krasko in youth

From the first time to enter into LGITMiK he failed, and within a year Krasko worked as a fitter in the theater scenery. But the second attempt was successful. After graduation, he began to act in films, but the roles were sporadic. A major role in the theater brought him a lot of trouble: the local policeman in his performance seemed too reckless and frivolous that, according to the senior management, defamed the image of the Soviet police. The actor punishment sent to the army - to learn discipline.

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

The actor, who is only in adulthood wait for recognition and success

After the service, Andrei Krasko long remained without work - perestroika began, and with it - and the crisis in the cinema. It offered only bit parts, and even then rarely. We had to work in the factory, and in the cooperative garment, and even in the cemetery - cast fences for graves. To survive, the actor was engaged in private carrying, selling books, doing renovation. During the period of unemployment, he was addicted to alcohol. Director Dmitry Svetozarov said: "Andrei could take months without alcohol in the mouth. And then came the relaxation, and he drowned himself in the bottle. He was a typical representative of the St. Petersburg bohemia, with all its features. I burned themselves in life, in work. "

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

Andrei Krasko and Michael Porechenkov in the movie * * National Security Agent, 1998

In the mid-1990s, Andrei Krasko began working in the studio - though not an actor, and a driver. But soon it became a popular type finally. Initially invited to bit parts, and he took all the offers. "Sometimes it just had to be removed because of the money, - said the actor. - Yes, to buy an apartment, car, cottage also like ... But often just wanted to eat! Unfortunately, experience has shown that the money you received for his hack, do not go for the future. From this money makes me sick. There is an old tale about Anatoly Papanova and famed director Joseph Heifits. Kheifits saw Anatoly Dmitrievich in some terrible movie, and asked: "Why are you starring in a movie?" And he answered him: "You know, bought the apartment. chandelier wife wants. " Kheifits until the end of life suffered, remembering this story: joking Papanov or told the truth? So I pretty much shot "of the chandelier" ... ".

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

The invitation for the lead role in the series "National Security Agent" to become a real actor's luck. It was his finest hour - Andrei Krasko finally noticed directors, offers began to come one after another. The actor still took up any job and the last 10 years in the frantic pace of continuous filming and flights. He happened to appear simultaneously in seven projects, for several years he worked without a vacation and visited the house every six months.

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

A still from the movie * * I stay 2006

Close worried about the fact that the actor works hard. At his age, it should be much more emphasis on health and get plenty of rest. Superstitious our colleagues saw a bad omen in the fact that the actor agreed to roles in films where his characters are killed. So, in the last two of his films - "I'm staying" and "liquidation" - the actor played his own death.

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

Shooting "liquidation" took place in Odessa in the summer, it was very hot and stuffy. July 3 lifted the episode in which the hero Krasko killing a German spy. The next day, we had to continue to work on other scenes, but the actor became ill, and the shooting was postponed for a day. In a village near Odessa, where he was Andrei Krasko with his common-law wife Svetlana, he got worse. Caused "first aid", the actor was taken to Ovidiopol district hospital but could not be saved. July 4, 2006, he died of heart failure.

Andrei Krasko: the actor, who died at the peak of popularity

Andrei Krasko on the set of his latest film - * liquidation * 2006

After the death of the actor's friends have expressed different assumptions about what could have caused his untimely death. Someone vinyl physicians in sluggishness, someone thought that a heart attack provoked alcohol dependence. Father of actor sure to live long in such a frantic pace is simply impossible, "This is not the case when you need to conduct an investigation. I have nothing to blame the doctors. They did everything they could. Andrew himself ruined. He had asthma, a heart condition. This is not to live the lifestyle that he led ... ".