Alexander Burdonsky


Age: 75

Russian theater director and grandson of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (died 1953) who was decorated in 1996 as a People's Artist of Russia, one of his country's most prestigious awards, who directed more than two dozen plays including Chekhov's The Seagull at the Russian Army theater, and who was the son of Stalin's youngest son Vasily Stalin but as a teenager adopted his mother's surname.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: October 14, 1941

Died: May 23, 2017

Moscow, Russia