Prominent Bulgarian Actor Andrey Batashov Dies at 45
Prominent Bulgarian actor, Andrey Batashov has passed away at 9:45 Monday morning, from multiple organ failure,
The news was announced by the Head of the Sofia Military Medical Academy, General-Major, Prof. Stoyan Tonev.
Batashov was transferred to the Academy on November 22 from the "Tokuda" hospital where he was listed in critical condition on November 6. He was scheduleд to undergo liver transplant surgery.
The actor's condition worsened Friday when he fell into a coma. Doctors discovered then he also suffered from Q fever.
On Saturday, Tonev said hopes for Batashov's recovery are diminishing over the failure to find a liver donor, but added a transplant, even though risky, was possible.
The Head of the Intensive Care Ward at the Academy, Nikolay Petrov, further informed the actor had cirrhosis and complicated sepsis while the Q fever diagnosis eliminated the possibility of a liver transplant.
Batashov was born on December 10, 1965 in the city of Volgograd in Russia.
In 1989, he graduated from the National Academy of Theater and Film Art (NATFA) in Sofia. He taught directing and acting at NATFA since 1996.
Batashov has been part of the troupe of the National "Ivan Vazov" Theater and since 2004 has done freelance directing and acting.
He is most popular for his one-person show "Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll," which he staged more than 500 times.
Batashov has over 40 drama and film roles in Bulgarian and foreign movies.
The actor was also an Member of the Parliament from the centrist National Movement for Stability and Prosperity (NDSV) of former Tsar, Simeon Saxe-Coburg in the previous government.
He used to say that his greatest obstacles in life were inside his soul.
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