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Chekhov Art Theater cancels evening play in connection with actress's death

October 10, 2012, 16:35 UTC+3

Last night Marina Golub was killed in a traffic accident

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MOSCOW, October 10 (Itar-Tass) — The Moscow Chekhov Art Theater has canceled an evening play on Wednesday in connection with the tragic death of actress Marina Golub - an actress of the Chekhov Art Theater, the theater said on its website on Wednesday.

Last night Marina Golub was killed in a traffic accident. "It is an irretrievable loss for all of us, for all those who worked with Marina, loved her and was her friend. The Moscow Chekhov Art Theater is expressing deep condolences to the family of Marina Grigoryevna, the theater said on its website.

Tonight, she was to have come to the stage as one of the cast engaged in the Threepenny Opera. “There will be no play tonight,” the theater said. The time and place of a mourning ceremony for Marina Golub will be announced later, it said.

As soon as the news about the tragic death of the actress was broken her official website collapsed because of an overabundance of visitors. The same happened to the website of the Chekhov Art Theater. Words of condolences have been expressed on social networks since early morning.

"Is Marina Golub dead? It is unconceivable. Marina was full of joy and energy, and one can’t imagine her dead. It is a deep sorrow. We are mourning for her,”said popular Russian singer Valeria on her website.

"I have just been told that Marina Golub was killed. She was a wonderful actress, a person full of life. We will remember and love her,” said famous photographer Yekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya.

Marina Golub was born to a family of a diplomat and an actress on December 8, 1957. Marina Golub graduated from the Chekhov Art Theatre School. For many years the actress had been starring at variety shows; later, she worked at the Theater of Miniatures headed by the legendary Soviet satirist, Arkady Raikin. After several years with the Shalom theater company Marina Golub returned to her hearth and home at the Moscow Chekhov Art Theater.

Marina Golub was also a prominent figure on television and was an anchorperson of popular programs such as the Morning Post, Good Morning and a talk show for women “Devchata”.




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