Grandfather Bom-bom (Mikhail Martynov, Grandfather Bam-bam) is an eccentric Tula resident, known for his love of the phrase “bom-bom”, unusual expressions and the habit of twitching his ears. Grandfather repeatedly became the hero of viral videos.
Mikhail Martynov, a resident of Tula, gained fame thanks to being hit by a YouTube show +100500 on May 3, 2011. The show had an unreleased piece of a TV broadcast, in which Tula was asked if he could determine the weather according to his inner well-being. In response, the man gave a number of memorable phrases and tugged at his ears.
Appearance in the show made Martynov, who received the nickname “Grandfather Bom-bom”, a local celebrity. Grandfather could often be found on the streets of Tula. He gladly recorded video with everyone, telling jokes and supporting the conversation.
October 16, 2018 Mikhail Martynov died at the age of 73 years. According to the news agency “Tula News” , the cause of his death was the deterioration of health associated with age.