President Armen Sargsyan sent a message of condolences on the death of talented actor, director, People's Artist Armen Jigarkhanyan.
The message says:
"The Armenian people lost one of their greatest children of our time. Armen Jigarkhanyan, a talented actor, director, People's Artist, director of the Moscow Drama Theater, artistic director, is no longer with us.
Armen Jigarkhanyan was a unique type of human and actor, who created a unique environment around him - in cinema, theater and human relations.
Descending from the Armenian acting school, enriching the Armenian theater and cinema with his unforgettable roles, Jigarkhanyan later developed his unique acting studio within the Russian culture, becoming a Soviet and then one of the famous figures of Russian cinema, at the same time founding and directing the Moscow Drama Theater.
The death of Jigarkhanyan actor, director, cultural figure and human being is a great loss for both Armenian and Russian, as well as for world cinema and theatrical world.
I deeply mourn the death of our talented compatriot.
I send my words of condolences and condolences to his family, relatives, colleagues and fans of his art. ”