Igor Bodganoff has died from Covid just six days after his twin brother Grichka passed away from the virus. Both were aged 72.
The eccentric French TV star reportedly died from coronavirus in a hospital in Paris, after his sibling suffered the same fate just days earlier.
The TV presenter died from the illness on Monday just six days after his late sibling’s tragic passing.
Igor’s loved-ones confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement on Monday.
His relatives revealed that the much-loved entertainer had been in hospital since mid-December.
“In peace and love, surrounded by his children and his family, Igor Bogdanoff left for the light on Monday January 3, 2022,” the statement read.
Igor’s close friend and former French Minister of Education Luc Ferry also confirmed that the star was in intensive care after contracting the virus during December.
It comes after his beloved twin brother, Grichka, died on December 15 after he was reportedly hospitalised in Paris after contracting Covid.
A source close to the late brothers have confirmed that the pair were both unvaccinated against the virus before their tragic deaths.
Igor leaves behind six children from his previous marriage with French writer and historian Amélie de Bourbon Parme before their divorce.
The much-loved twin brothers were renowned for their eccentric personalities in France.
The TV duo featured on several television programs, most recently on the French version of The Masked Singer.
Igor and his twin brother kickstarted their entertainment career in the 1980s when they presenter sci-fi show, Temps X.
They then went on to host a number of other series, mostly in the realm of science fiction, including Rayons X in 2002.