Grichka Yourievitch Bogdanoff, twin brother to Igor Yourievitch Bogdanoff has passed away. The family announces this in a statement on Dec. 28, 2021.
Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff were identical twin brothers born on 29th August 1949 in
Saint-Lary, Gers, France to Maria Maya Dolores Franzyska Kolowrat-Krakowská and Yuri Mikhaïlovitch Osten-Sacken-Bogdanoff
The twins spoke German, also learning French, Russian, and English through contact. According to Grichka and Igbor, their grandmother spoke multiple languages. Grichka death was widely announced across social media
French news outlets have reported that Grichka, who was best known for his work alongside twin brother Igor on French TV, was admitted to intensive care in a Paris hospital on 15 December after contracting Covid-19.
Grichka Bogdanoff (1949-2021), one of a pair of French identical twin brothers who became pop science writers and television presenters, and who once asked Ballard for his definition of science fiction — his short reply was published in their book L’Effet science-fiction: à la recherche d’une définition (Paris: Laffont, 1979).
Sadly, according to Wikipedia: “The Bogdanoff twins were both hospitalised in critical conditions for COVID-19 on 15 December 2021. Grichka died from the disease on 28 December, at the age of 72. It is reported that neither twin received vaccination against the disease.”
In 2001, Grichka and Igor were embroiled in a scandal nicknamed “The Bogdanoff affair”, where a series of papers penned by the brothers about what they believed happened during the Big Bang were published in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals, despite a report later finding their theses held no scientific value.