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Who was Igor Bogdanoff ?
French television star Igor Bogdanoff died of Covid just days after his twin brother Grichka passed away from a mistake.
The 72-year-old presenter reportedly succumbed to the disease on Monday at a Parisian hospital just six days after his deceased brother suffered the same fate.
Cause of Death
Igor’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but relatives claimed that the artist had been hospitalized since mid-December.
In a family statement released by his agent, they said: “In peace and love, surrounded by his children and his family, Igor Bogdanoff came to light on Monday, January 3, 2022.”
A close friend of the couple and former French Education Minister Luc Ferry previously said Igor was in intensive care after contracting the virus during December.
His brother Grichka died on December 28 after he was reportedly hospitalized in Paris on December 15 due to a serious illness after contracting Covid.
A source close to the family told Le Monde that neither Grichka nor Igor had been vaccinated against the virus.
Igor, who was married to the French writer and historian Amélie de Bourbon Parme before her divorce, leaves behind six children.
French version of The Masked Singer
The Bogdanoff twins are perhaps best known internationally for their eclectic personalities and style, and their identical facial structures and characteristics, which the couple always insisted were not the result of plastic surgery.
The duo, known for their eccentric personalities, appeared on various television shows, most recently on the French version of The Masked Singer.
In France, the Bogdanoffs began an entertainment career in the 1980s as hosts of the science fiction show Temps X.
They would go on to host a number of other series, primarily in the science fiction realm, including Rayons X in 2002.
Outside of the entertainment industry, Igor was also a well-educated man and had received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Burgundy.
In recent years, the twins became a symbol in the crypto community and part of a series of memes claiming that the two had “invented Bitcoin” after Grichka bragged about contributing to the source code.
The Bogdanoffs were at the center of controversy in the early 2000s for publishing lengthy physics articles in scientific journals that, according to their peers and media figures, were under-reviewed and full of misleading claims.
The twins became embroiled in a defamation lawsuit against Marianne magazine in 2010, and the courts ultimately ruled in their favor.
Still, the scientific community condemned many of the twins’ claims, and the articles in the “Bogdanoff affair” are considered to have very little scientific value.