French TV star Igor Bogdanoff dies of COVID just days after his twin Grichka

Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff during a 2019 portrait session in Paris, France. Corbis via Getty Images

“In peace and love, surrounded by his children and his family, Igor Bogdanoff left for the light on Monday January 3, 2022,” says a statement released by Bogdanoff’s family via his agent, the Sun reported. He is survived by his ex-wife, the writer Amélie de Bourbon-Parme, and their six children. 

According to NYPOST, Igor Bogdanoff, the French TV star known for his eccentric personality and appearance, has died at 72. 

The television presenter passed away just days after his identical twin, Grichka. The brothers are both reported to have succumbed to COVID-19.

Grichka was reportedly hospitalized on Dec. 18 after falling ill with the novel coronavirus. He passed away Dec. 28. 

In their native France, the pair were known for their TV careers, most notably co-presenting the 1980s science fiction series “Temps X” among other sci-fi shows, including “Rayons X.” 

Igor had a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Burgundy, and became the focus of a controversy regarding physics papers published by the twins in the early 2000s which many industry professionals believed were misleading.

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Grichka and Igor in France, June 1991.

Neither the brothers’ vaccine status nor their official cause of death has been confirmed by the family.

Igor Bodganoff, the French TV star known for his eccentric personality and appearance, has passed away. Bodganoff was 72.
Igor and Grichka Bogdanov in France, 2016.
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