The cause of death Yevtushenko
The reason for the death of the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko was cardiac arrest. About it RIA Novosti said the widow Maria Novikova.
The writer died “peacefully, in her sleep,” she said.
The poet himself a few days before his death in conversation with the producer of the jubilee festival admitted that he is in serious condition, and wished that all their scheduled concerts without him. In addition, Yevtushenko asked to be buried in suburban Peredelkino near the grave of Boris Pasternak.
July 18, the writer had to be fulfilled 85 years. In connection with the anniversary were planned tour Yevtushenko in the cities of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
His first poem, Yevtushenko published in 1949-m. Three years later he published his first book “Scouts coming”. Then he became the youngest member of the Union of Soviet writers. In the 1960s, along with other poets performed at the poetry evenings at the Polytechnic Museum, which became one of the symbols of the era of the thaw. Since 1991, the writer lived in the United States, but often came to Russia.