On June 23, it became known about the death of the former soloist of the group “Tender May” Yuri Shatunov. He was 48 years old.
His colleagues expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the singer.
Singer Yuri Shatunov made a significant contribution to the huge popularity of the Laskovy May group. At the same time, he did not live yesterday, but continued to create, composer and producer Viktor Drobysh told TASS on Thursday.
If you recall the history of the last 30 years, both “Tender May” and Yura Shatunov are real, real stars. “Tender May” at one time turned the nascent Russian show business. Someone really liked it, someone didn’t like it, but it’s impossible to deny that they were able to become mega-popular in the country. This is a huge merit of Shatunov, “-
He stressed that until the last days Shatunov remained an active musician, continued to work.
He did not live yesterday, but worked, wrote, created,
Drobysh believes that songs performed by Shatunov will continue to find their audience.
In my opinion, “Tender May” had a fairly wide audience. People who were young then, they will continue to listen to records, of course. And the youth, quite possibly, will listen, because “Tender May” had the most important “trick” in the songs – they were simple and clear, which is good for a hit, “-
Shatunov’s life was cut short at a new stage in his career, says Andrei Razin, producer of the Laskovy May group.
The sad news has arrived. Today, the soloist of the group “Tender May” Yura Shatunov has died. <…> Unfortunately, his short but bright life was cut short at a new stage in his career,”
Razin wrote on his Instagram page (banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation).
The producer recalled that there were different periods in their relationship with the former lead singer of the group. Including Razin tried to ban Shatunov from performing the hits of Tender May.
We had a multifaceted relationship with him. Good and sometimes difficult. We were even cousins. It is these relationships that are called “life” –
Razin also expressed his condolences to the family and relatives of the singer.
A kind and sincere person, Shatunov had few friends from show business, he was not close to the morals of other celebrities, said a colleague of the singer Dima Bilan, with whom he performed in a duet at the New Wave competition in 2021.
He was friends with few people from show business, he told me about this, morals were not very close to him. Somewhere I understand him, because the values are similar, “-
Bilan wrote on his page on the social network Instagram (banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation).
The performer added that Shatunov, as a colleague, surprised him very much.
Believe me, it is very rare to meet such kind and sincere people in the show business environment, who knew the incredible success of the largest country in the world on the map and carried their good energy into our times, “-
According to the singer, he developed friendly relations with Shatunov.
It so happened that we often called up with him in the last year. Communication began during the preparation for my creative evening on the New Wave, and after that we often connected via video link. Each conversation is for an hour, or even more.
remembered by the performer.
Shatunov told a colleague about his life, showed his family, the new music he was working on.
I then noted his reverent attitude towards the family, how wisely he approached the upbringing of his children, how ingratiatingly and paternally he spoke to them, how he cared about the future, “-
the musician said.
According to Bilan, Shatunov’s health was negatively affected by litigation. The singer sued Andrei Razin, producer of the Laskovy May group, for the rights to the band’s hits.
He was very worried, he was finished off by all that history connected with the courts and so on, “-
considers colleague Shatunov.