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Willi Tokarev

Russian and former expatriate Russian-American singer

Vilen Tokarev (11 November 1934 – 4 August 2019), known professionally as Willi Tokarev, was a Russian-American singer-songwriter.[1] He was known for his 80s music about life as a Russian immigrant in New York. In 1973, Tokarev's song "Murmanchanochka" ("Murmansk Girl") became a huge local hit.[2][3][4][5]

Willi Tokarev
Villi Tokarev 2012.jpg
Tokarev in 2012
Background information
Birth nameVilen Tokarev
Born(1934-11-11)11 November 1934
Chernyshov, Adyghe Autonomous Oblast, USSR
Died4 August 2019(2019-08-04) (aged 84)
Moscow, Russia
GenresRussian chanson
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Websitewillitokarev.ru

Tokarev died on August 4, 2019 from cancer in Moscow, aged 84.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The New Emigration". The Moscow Times. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  2. "Здесь люди умеют дружить". Murmansky Vestnik. 2011-10-11.
  3. "Мурманский календарь: 11 ноября. Признание Мурманчан было Токареву особенно приятно". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 2013-11-11.
  4. "Тайсон тоже человек. К нему можно подойти, поговорить". Gorod 812. 2009-09-29.
  5. "Самый известный певец-уроженец Адыгеи отмечает 80-летие". Agygea Segodnya. 2014-11-17.
  6. Andry Kut. "The cause of death of Willy Tokarev. | Russian news EN". Retrieved 2019-08-06.