The message sent to the family and friends of Alexander Gradsky reads, in part:
“Alexander Gradsky was a bright, infinitely talented and outstanding person – a musician, composer, and singer. Songs performed by the master, as well as all his soulful, touchingly sincere art reflected the spirit and mood of the era, and served as an inspirational anthem to all-conquering youth and love.”
Alexander Gradsky was a Soviet and Russian singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, composer, art director of the Gradsky Hall Theatre, and winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation. He was one of the founders of Russian rock. He composed original scores for over 40 feature films, dozens of documentaries and animated films, several rock operas and rock ballets, as well as numerous songs.
Alexander Gradsky passed away in Moscow at the age of 72.