French TV star Igor Bogdanov, who presented the science fiction program “Temps X” with his twin brother, died of Covid-19 at the age of 72. Less than a week ago, first brother Grichka died of coronavirus infection.
“In peace and love, Igor Bogdanov, among his children and loved ones, passed away on Monday 3 January,” the family’s statement, which was quoted by the British newspaper The Independent, wrote. The 72-year-old left behind his ex-wife, writer Amelie de Bourbon-Parme, and six children.
At the end of December, Igor’s twin brother, Grishka Bogdanov, died in connection with infection with the Corona virus. Already at that time it was reported that the second brother was hospitalized. According to Le Monde newspaper, the men have not been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Budganov brothers – who were they?
The Bogdanov brothers hosted the science fiction program “Temps X” on French television, which was broadcast in the years 1979-1987. Then the twins disappeared from the media. They returned to media activity in the early 1990s, when they were accused of plagiarism in their publications “Dieu et la science”. The dispute was settled amicably.
Then the brothers defended their Ph.D. Igor – in physics, Grishka – in mathematics. The works have been criticized by scholars. Among other things, it was assessed that their theses had no scientific value. In 2010, the American physicist and professor of mathematics John Carlos Baez published an article in which he called the theses of Igor Bogdanov “nonsense”.
The Independent, Le Monde, The New York Times
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