Flowers at the grave of actress Inna Churikova at the Novodevichy Cemetery. Photo: Sergei Fadeichev / TASS
Inna Churikova was buried at the Novodevichy cemetery. The 79-year-old actress has been very ill lately, she passed away at Botkin hospital on January 14, 2023. Family, colleagues and fans flocked to see the actress on her last trip.
Inna Churikova lay next to Mark Zakharov, with whom she had been friends for decades. The grave of the Lenkom star was drowned in white and scarlet roses. In the cemetery there is a large wooden cross and a photo of the artist.
The widower Gleb Panfilov and his son Ivan did not suppress their emotions. At the funeral in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, they knelt before the coffin. At the cemetery, orphans cried, clung to the coffin and did not move away from each other.
Husband of actress Inna Churikova, director Gleb Panfilov and their son, actor Ivan Panfilov. Photo: Sergei Fadeichev / TASS
“I was happy with her… I needed an actress for the role… And Inna Churikova was found. She turned out to be my wife and beloved person. This is the mother of my son, we have a wonderful boy.” .. “-said the famous director with a tremor in his voice.
The actress adored her Ivan. He was a late child. The heir did not have time to say goodbye to his mother, since he currently lives in London. He found out about his father’s death when he got off the plane.
The son of actress Inna Churikova, actor Ivan Panfilov. Photo: Sergei Fadeichev / TASS
“Botkinskaya doctors were looking for relatives. I called Inna Mikhailovna’s son Ivan. He had just arrived in Moscow, literally getting off the plane. Immediately from the airport, Vanya went to the hospital to see his mother. But he did not find her alive, he did not have time … Inna Mikhailovna idolized, he also loved her very much. The only and deceased child … “- shared the head of Lenkom Mark Varshaver.