Kuravlev : Farewell to Leonid Kuravlyov and the funeral will take place on February 1 at 11 o’clock in the Central Clinical Hospital (Marshall Timoshenko St., 15). The funeral will take place on the same day at 1 pm at the Troekurovsky cemetery. Leonid Kuravlev will be buried next to his wife Nina Vasilievna.
In a conversation with kp.ru, the artist’s son Vasily Kuravlev denied rumors circulating on the Web that the people’s artist’s family did not have money for his funeral.
– This is not true and some kind of nonsense. Unfortunately, a lot of lies have been written about our family in recent days, Vasily told us. – We do not need help, we can handle all the worries. There is no discord in the family. My relationship with my father and my sister Katya was excellent. We are his beloved children.
And the fact that the father ended up in the last year of his life in those institutions that the media wrote about (a private boarding house for the elderly, a hospital and a hospice – Ed.), Was caused by the prescriptions of doctors and his diagnoses. It was unrealistic in that situation to keep my father at home.
Therefore, to blame us for this is unfair and dishonest. Father would not have lived at home for as long as he could live in a boarding house. And the fact that he had to be transferred from the hospital in Kommunarka to a hospice was the decision of the doctors. The hospital did not have the means to cure all his illnesses. We were told: hospice is the only solution. Indeed, they supported him as much as they could. They did not restrict us from visiting him either. We were there until his last breath.
Recall that People’s Artist of the RSFSR Leonid Kuravlev died on January 30 at the age of 86 from cardiac arrest. Since the summer of 2021, he lived in a private boarding house for the elderly in Moscow, in Fili. On January 5, he was hospitalized in a hospital in Kommunarka. Then he was transferred to the First Moscow Hospice named after Millionshchikova.