Posted 23 июня 2022,, 11:01

Published 23 июня 2022,, 11:01

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

“Sincerity has gone away with him...” Fans of “Tender May” mourn the death of Yuri Shatunov

23 июня 2022, 11:01
Users of social networks unanimously praise the modesty, sincerity and professionalism of the soloist of "Tender May".

Ivan Zubov

As Novye Izvestia has already reported, singer Yuri Shatunov died at the age of 49. From 1986 to 1991 he was the soloist of the group "Tender May" - at this time the hits of the group "White Roses", "Gray Night", "Summer" and others were created. According to media reports, before his death, Yuri Shatunov was relaxing with friends. In the morning the company was going fishing.

The artist was drinking beer with his comrades, eating crayfish when he became ill and complained of pain in his heart. Since there were no medicines in the house, friends drove Shatunov by car to the nearest clinic, where they tried to bring him to his senses, but then they called an ambulance. In the carriage, Shatunov's heart stopped, but he was restarted. The singer was taken to the clinic, where he died of a massive heart attack.

The responses to the death of the soloist of the most popular Russian pop group from the time of Perestroika turned out to be the most sympathetic - Shatunov was loved.

Journalist Vasily Alenin called him "the sonorous voice of the collapse of the Soviet empire":

“We read the comments that people write shocked by the early - 48 years old - death of the most famous boy of the late Soviet 80s, and it turns out that not only teenage girls loved him. And even in modern times, quite adult aunts and uncles listened. And not just because of nostalgia. Although in the ringing voice of the soloist of "Tender May" there is something that causes light sadness: not according to the scoop, of course, but according to childhood, carelessness, normal human feelings and relationships.

In the simple, uncomplicated songs of Shatunov there is some kind of genuine sincerity. Sincerity, which is completely gone from our lives. How Yura left ... "

Music critic Maxim Kononenko called Shatunov "not a mean, honest" person:

“In the program “Vzglyad”, the groups “Kino” and “Tender May” were placed side by side. And it freaked me out terribly. I was 17 years old, "Kino" was the coolest, and then some stupid pop music, worse than "Mirage".

Over time, I realized that the first album of "Tender May" was very cool exactly as music. Sergey Kuznetsov (in the video at the piano) wrote completely non-trivial songs. Next to which "Mirage" or, say, "Forum" (pop samples of that time) were complete stupidity, built on the same harmony. And okay there "White Roses" - but "Gray Night" is just a very, very good song.

“But even you can’t help, and your darkness is of no use to me alone now”.

Well, it's cool.

Then Razin came and ruined everything. Shatunov is gone. Then he resurrected from non-existence and swept through Russia quite well, including with new songs.

In general, I feel sorry for him. The man was not mean. Honest.

Need to change…”

Journalist Katya Gordon also recalls Shatunov with a kind word:

“Yura Shatunov died. We were united with him in the fight against the dishonorable man Razin. Everyone said that Yura is a good-natured person. I’m sure he saw and experienced a lot during the “Tender May” period, like the boys who, in my opinion, were chosen deliberately without parents who could stand up for them..."

Journalist Kirill Shulika calls Shatunov "a symbol of the era":

“How is it even like that? The symbol of the era, the very beginning of freedom. And it is symbolic that he died during a turn back, when there is Kolya Baskov instead of Kobzon.

Yura made himself, well, or rather, Andrey Razin made him. In reality, the orphanage was ... Yes, and remained, in fact, as such..."

And network analyst Anatoly Nesmiyan draws attention to the professionalism of the deceased:

“I was not a fan of “Tender May” either during the period of psychosis for him, or during the period of nostalgia for the nineties. But Shatunov is one of the artists who were engaged in their profession and did not replicate their valuable opinion with or without reason. In particular, on topics that are very far from the profession and not in the profile. Nowadays, this is already an indicator of professionalism..."