The famous Belarusian musician, who is called the soloists of the “golden composition” of the “Pesnyary” ensemble of Leonid Bortkevich, has passed away. He passed away at the age of 72, according to the Pesnyarov group on Facebook.
According to RBC, the singer died in a hospital in Minsk. The reasons for Bortkevich’s death have not yet been named.
He was an honored artist of the BSSR. From 1970 to 1980, as well as from 1999 to August 2003, he was the soloist of Pesnyary. Since 2009 Bortkevich has been the head of the ensemble. He was recognized as the best soloist of the collective.