The Rostov circus, which hosted the last tour OlegPopov, the people bring flowers. "The sun clown", as everyone called him, died the night before. OlegPopov was 86 years old. And almost 60 of them he spent on the circus arena.
The world famous "the sun clown", as it is lovingly called the audience, managed to give only 2 views so close to his character the name "Let there always be sunshine!". OlegPopovdied in the circus hotel, where the thought of a forthcoming performance. The debut of OlegPopov as a clown clowns took place 65 years ago. He worked under the legendary "Pencil" - Mikhail Rumyantsev. Sunny colors of yellow hair, wide striped pants and a plaid cap. The graduate school of circus arts, OlegPopov invariably used in their rooms all learnt: juggling, which began circus career, eccentric, juggling, physical Comedy, parody and even acrobatics. In 1991 OlegPopov went to Germany. For almost a quarter of a century has provided its legendary and brand new rooms almost all the best circuses in the world. Many of his jokes, such as "Sleep on the wire" and "Ray," became a classic of world circus.
In 2015, for the first time after his departure he returned to Russia. In 2015, the same at the international festival of circus arts "Master" held in Sochi OlegPopov was awarded a richly deserved title of "the Legend of the circus." The audience gave a standing ovation. And always funny and always a happy clown cried and promised to come to Russia on tour. And here I am. Has acted in St.-Petersburg and Saratov, where he made his debut in the distant 1951. Managed to give 2 performances in Rostov-on-don.
Show OlegPopova in Rostov-on-don still held. The artists will change its name to "the memory of the legend." Farewell to OlegPopov will be held in Rostov circus on 7 November.