Bobrova, who was known as Natalia Kudryavtseva after marriage, died on April 2 after a lengthy battle with cancer, Russian gymnastics federation spokesperson Elena Mikhailova told The Associated Press.
Moroccan news website Le360.ma reported that he died in in Marrakech. No information was immediately available about funeral arrangements.
“It definitely bothered him. It was a very mean portrayal,” she said, but she added: “He didn’t kill himself because of that one particular show.”
“Like many fans, my earliest Giants memories were listening to Lon and Russ on my transistor radio,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said. “Hearing his broadcasts ignited my and thousands of others’ passion for Giants baseball. He will be deeply missed by all of us.”
“Victor Gotbaum was a true New York City warrior — a man of action who dedicated his life to organizing workers and improving their lives” but also understood the importance of compromise, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
Beginning in 1955 Koch created thousands of sketches for Bob and Ray’s radio show.
“You gave your life for me, you gave your life for love,” it begins, showing footage of him as a young boy with his parents. It also shows footage of Cynthia with John during the early days of Beatlemania.
“I am in shock right now. … It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words,” Weiland wrote. “He is one of my best friends, a truest friend and one of the most gifted guitar players that I’ve ever known. A true genius. It’s impossible to explain how much he will be missed and what a hole this will leave in our hearts.”