Composer Gia Kancheli died at 85. This is written by the Georgian “Channel One” with reference to family members.
It is reported that the musician was undergoing treatment in a clinic in Tbilisi. The causes of death are not indicated, but according to journalists, he was seriously ill and was treated abroad.
Gia Kancheli composed music for the films Mimino and Kin-Dza-Dza. He also wrote seven symphonies, for one of which he received the USSR State Prize. Kancheli was also a People’s Artist of the USSR and a laureate of the State Prize of Georgia.