Behind destiny of the leading actor of Small theatre steadfastly has died all country watched. On June, 9th Athanasius Ivanovich has not come back home. More than week searches have crowned by success - Kochetkova were found in the street by doctors “ first aid “. In the actor have found out cranial - a brain trauma and have sent in resuscitation 68 - j city hospital. Apparently, someone has strongly beaten the actor and has plundered - some days it wandered on area Ljublino, not in forces to speak. The help has come too late. Some days doctors struggled for Athanasius Ivanovicha`s life, but to rescue it and could not. On June, 24th at half past nine p.m. heart of the actor has stopped.
Athanasius Kochetkov was born in 1930. In 1956 has ended Theatrical school of Schepkin and has entered troupe of Theatre of a film actor. More than 25 years it was one of leading actors of troupe of the State academic Small theatre, acted in film much. Since 1960 - a member of the Union of cinematographers. To the Soviet spectators Kochetkov is known on Gerasim`s role in a film “ Mumu “ (1959), Smoljarchuka in a film “ Over Tissoj “ (1958), Dovbusha in a picture “ Oleksa Dovbush “ (1960) and Maxim Gorkogo whom Athanasius Ivanovich played six films. In a creative active of the actor about 100 characters central and incidental. Up to tragical day on June, 9th Kochetkov played theatre much. Despite age, it was full of strength also creative energy.