French television star Igor Bogdanoff has died at the age of 72.
The death of the TV personality came just six days after that of her identical twin brother Grichka, who died on December 28.
According to reports, the two men died after catching Covid-19. However, this has not been confirmed by their families.
A statement from Igor’s agent was shared with French media, saying: “In peace and love, surrounded by his children and family, Igor Bogdanoff left for the light on Monday, January 3, 2022. ”
He is survived by his ex-wife, the writer Amélie de Bourbon-Parme, and their six children.
The Bogdanoff brothers rose to fame in the 1980s by organizing a series of science and science fiction television series. Between 1979 and 1989, they hosted Temps X (Time X), the program responsible for presenting series such as The Twilight Zone, Star Trek and Doctor Who to the French public.
In recent years, the duo’s academic work in the field of physics has been called into question. In 2002, another physicist accused the brothers of posting “parodies” made up of meaningless jargon.
The brothers have always denied that their striking facial features were due to plastic surgery, insisting that their joint appearance was natural.
According to information published in the French newspaper Le Monde, the two brothers were not both vaccinated.
“Grichka, like Igor, was not an antivax. He was antivax for himself, “Luc Ferry, professor of philosophy and former Minister of Education and friend of the two brothers, told Le Monde, according to the New York Post.
“Being very athletic, without a gram of fat, they thought the vaccine was more dangerous. They never got sick.