Igor Bogdanoff, one of the star twins of the 1980s for launching France’s first science fiction TV show, died on Monday at the age of 72, six days after his brother Grichka, his agent told the ‘AFP.
“In peace and love, surrounded by his children and his family, Igor Bogdanoff left for the light on Monday January 3, 2022”, wrote his relatives in a message sent by his agent.
Made famous in the 1980s by their science fiction show “Temps X” on TF1, where they evolved in a spaceship setting with their futuristic suits, Igor and Grichka then became the object of mockery for their deeply transformed faces. , which they themselves had qualified as “extraterrestrials”.
Their scientific works had also aroused controversy and they had drawn the wrath of part of the scientific community, criticizing the “low value” of their work. They had been accused of plagiarism by the American astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan for one of their most famous publications, “Dieu et la science”, interview with the philosopher Jean Guitton (1991). Recently, Grichka Bogdanoff had, with her brother, a project to cover their cult show “Temps X” with the Canal group.
Much mystery still surrounds the lives of the twins who have encountered many legal troubles. They had been sent back in January to correctional for “swindle”. The trial was due to take place on January 20, 21 and 27, 2022. The twins were accused of defrauding a millionaire with bipolar disorder to settle their financial woes. They both appeared publicly on November 20, at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, to lead a debate on the occasion of the publication of the best-selling book “Dieu, la science, les evidence” by Michel-Yves Bolloré and Olivier Bonnassies ( Guy Tredaniel editions). Single, Grichka Bogdanoff had no children.