Paris — Controversial French TV stars and well-known twins Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff had been inseparable in life, and in dying. They had refused to be vaccinated in opposition to the, believing their good well being would save them, however had 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 in a while January 3. They had been 72.
The Bogdanoff twins had been TV stars in France within the Eighties, well-known as a lot for his or her offbeat fashionable science reveals as for his or her beauty, multiplied by two.
The pair had been inseparable, and so they had 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 strategy that made the present so fashionable with their viewers.
They had been born on August 29, 1949 in southwest France. Descended from German and Austrian the Aristocracy, they had 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 enormous controversy surrounding their theses on the Big Bang concept and on space-time hyperlinks. There had been additionally accusations of plagiarism.
An inner college investigation concluded there was no scientific worth to their work, however they had 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 critically.
Later the 2 prompted hypothesis that they’d undergone beauty surgical procedure, as their distinguished cheekbones and facial options turned much more pronounced. They denied ever having surgical procedure. However, in search of as at all times to take care of an aura, they stated they’d experimented with unnamed “technologies” to boost their options.
Neither brother was vaccinated in opposition to 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 stated he had extra confidence in future vaccines than these accessible now, and Igor Bogdanoff agreed that it was higher to attend.
Former French Education and Research minister Luc Ferry was a longtime good friend of the brothers. He informed French media he had spoken with the twins in regards to the COVID vaccines and informed them “you’re crazy” to not get it. He stated they weren’t anti-vaxxers, however didn’t need 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.