This is reported by TASS with reference to the composer's son.Eduard Artemyev was urgently hospitalized in early December.
The composer was diagnosed with coronavirus. His lungs were affected by 30%. The treatment was complicated by the composer's serious heart problems.Later, his son said that his father was transferred to the intensive care unit.
Complications arose in him against the background of treatment for bacterial pneumonia.
Eduard Artemyev is a Soviet and Russian composer, People's Artist of Russia, Hero of Labor. He is known for his compositions for the films of Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrei Tarkovsky and Nikita Mikhalkov. He has composed music for more than 150 feature films and documentaries. His music was played at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 and in Sochi in 2014. He has been awarded many awards.