Yuriy Vasilevich Shatunov, commonly known as Yuri Shatunov, is a Russian singer-songwriter. Read this article to know more about the details of his death and personal life.
How did Yuri Shatunov die?
Yuriy Vasilevich Shatunov, commonly known as Yuri Shatunov, is a Russian singer-songwriter.
There are not many details of his death, however, according to Shatunov’s manager, Arkady Kudryashov,
“Yuri’s heart stopped last night in an ambulance”
Before his death, Shatunov was busy working on his solo career and performed frequently in Russia, Germany and Eastern European countries, as well as some of the former Soviet bloc countries in Central Asia such as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Yuri Shatunov age
Shatunov was born on September 6, 1973, at the time of his death he was 48 years old. Yuri was born in the city of Kumertau, Bashkir ASSR, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic of the former Soviet Union.
Biography of Yuri Shatunov
At the age of three Yuiri was abandoned by his father and raised by his mother. When he was eleven years old, his mother died of heart disease and he lived with his maternal aunt and grandparents, who soon found themselves unable to cope with his behavior.
Shatunov was sent to Orenburg Children’s Home Number 2 in Orenburg, where he had a reputation for bad behavior such as running away from the orphanage, playing guitar and singing in the streets to get money and cigarettes, getting into fights and avoiding work.
Regardless of his troubled childhood, Shatunov sang very well. He met Sergei Kuznetsov, a music teacher at the orphanage, and they formed a band, “Laskoviy Mai” (“Tender May”).
In this group, they often sang about unhappy love, which was not typical at that time, and was especially unusual for the young band members in their early teens in 1986.
This group, in which Shatunov was the leader, existed from 1986 to 1992, and was very popular in Russia. In 1996, Shatunov moved to Germany, where he completed his education, which was unfinished due to his turbulent youth and early music career, and learned to become a music producer.
Yuri Shatunov wife and children
Shatunov had a wife named Svetlana and two children, a son named Dennis (born September 5, 2006) and a daughter named Estella (born March 13, 2013). Shatunov and Svetlana got married in 2007 in Germany after seven years of dating.