Actor, Singer and Politician Vakhtang Kikabidze Dead at 84

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The Moscow Times

The Georgian actor, singer and political figure Vakhtang Kikabidze died in a Tbilisi hospital on Sunday. The cause of death was not released, but his producer Rati Abzianidze said that Kikabidze had been in poor health for many years. Kikabidze was one of the Soviet Union’s most popular singers and actors. He had the distinction of registering the first “vocal-instrumental ensemble” — that is, a popular music group — in 1958. He continued to perform until recent years in Georgia, Latvia, Azerbaijan and other venues. In the 1960s he embarked on a film career, acting in more than 20 Georgian and…

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