Soviet and Russian film director, People's Artist of the USSR Eldar Ryazanov died aged 88 in Moscow. Russian mass media reported.
According to them, the cinematographer died on the night of November 30 from acute heart failure. Over the past year, Ryazanov was repeatedly hospitalized with reported heart problems. On November 21, the director once again ended up at a Moscow clinic. Doctors noted that the star developed shortness of breath. Medics also found fluid in his lungs and diagnosed him with the pulmonary and cardiac failure. He was placed on artificial ventilation.
A graduate of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography Eldar Ryazanov produced 30 films, including Carnival Night, A Cruel Romance, Station for Two, Office Romance, Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!, Garage, Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia, Old men-robbers and others. He wrote screenplays for 25 movies and appeared as an actor in 17 films.