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Actor dies in film stunt tragedy

MOSCOW, Russia -- A Russian actor and film director has plunged to his death after a stunt he was performing went wrong.

Andrei Rostotsky, 45, died when he lost his grip on a rope during filming of One's Own Border, which he was directing and starring in, outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi in southern Russia, the Interfax news agency, ORT and NTV television reported.

He died later in hospital.

Rostotsky preferred to perform his own stunts throughout his 30-year acting career, The Associated Press reported.

In the late 1980s he started directing films, including a Russian version of James Fenimore Cooper's "The Deerslayer," while continuing to star in many of them.

Rostotsky's father Stanislav was a renowned director whose films depicted Soviet life from World War II to the reforms of perestroika. Stanislav Rostotsky died earlier this year.

Funeral services for Andrei Rostotsky have been planned for Wednesday in Moscow, NTV reported.



 
 
 
 







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