In the night of Monday, July 31, in Togliatti on 66-m to year of life has died of a heart attack poet, composer and legendary bard Yury Panyushkin. This was announced on his page in the social network Facebook Vitaly Shabanov, one of the founders of Grushinsky festival.
Panyushkin he graduated from the Kuibyshev state Institute of culture, was distributed in Togliatti. Worked as a supervisor in the city methodical office, then became artistic Director of the Tolyatti city club song «the Halt».
Panyushkin fifteen years worked at the Togliatti puppet theatre, where he played more than 40 roles, was the author of lyrics and music to performances. He has released seven collections of, and his works were included in the «Anthology of art song. 100 bards. 600 songs» (PENGUIN, 2008).
Yury Panyushkin was awarded the title of laureate of all-Union festival of political song in memory of Victor Jara (Togliatti, 19780, and Grushinsky festival (1978) – for the song «sacred country».
In 2004 Panyushkin, a member of the Union of theatrical figures of the Russian Federation (1995), the Russian Union of writers (1999) and the Union of Soviet writers (1999), published a play in verse called «the King Kondrat, or Who is to blame?».