Paris — Controversial French TV stars and well-known twins Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff have been inseparable in life, and in loss of life. They had refused to be vaccinated towards the, believing their good well being would save them, however have been admitted to a hospital on the identical day final month and recognized with COVID-19.
The youthful twin, Grichka, died in an intensive care unit on December 28. Igor adopted him six days afterward January 3. They have been 72.
The Bogdanoff twins have been TV stars in France within the Eighties, well-known as a lot for his or her offbeat well-liked science exhibits as for his or her beauty, multiplied by two.
The pair have been inseparable, they usually have been out and in of the highlight for many of their grownup lives.
In 1979, they launched the primary TV present solely about science fiction, Temps X. Accused by lecturers of dumbing down science, it was that method that made the present so well-liked with their viewers.
They have been born on August 29, 1949 in southwest France. Descended from German and Austrian the Aristocracy, they have been raised by their grandmother, a countess.
The two studied utilized arithmetic earlier than taking their science to tv. They later went on to scrape simply sufficient factors to earn doctorates in physics, although there was big controversy surrounding their theses on the Big Bang principle and on space-time hyperlinks. There have been additionally accusations of plagiarism.
An inner college investigation concluded there was no scientific worth to their work, however they have been nonetheless awarded the doctorates. One scientist referred to as the twins’ writing, “delightfully meaningless combinations of buzzwords,” however anxious that their proof had nonetheless been taken significantly.
Later the 2 prompted hypothesis that that they had undergone beauty surgical procedure, as their outstanding cheekbones and facial options turned much more pronounced. They denied ever having surgical procedure. However, looking for as at all times to take care of an aura, they mentioned that they had experimented with unnamed “technologies” to boost their options.
Neither brother was vaccinated towards COVID-19. Asked about it on French radio final month, Igor Bogdanoff cited the controversial French scientist Dr. Didier Raoult – the person who made hydroxychloroquine a family title. Raoult mentioned he had extra confidence in future vaccines than these out there now, and Igor Bogdanoff agreed that it was higher to attend.
Former French Education and Research minister Luc Ferry was a longtime pal of the brothers. He advised French media he had spoken with the twins in regards to the COVID vaccines and advised them “you’re crazy” to not get it. He mentioned they weren’t anti-vaxxers, however didn’t wish to have the vaccines themselves, believing that their good well being and health would save them from the virus, however maybe not any in poor health results of the vaccines.