Ukrainian actor Pasha Lee He died in action during a Russian bombardment in Irpin, a town west of Kiev. The Odessa International Film Festival was tasked with announcing the tragedy through Facebook: “On March 6, as a result of the shelling of the Russian occupiers in the Ukrainian city of Irpin, the famous Ukrainian actor Pasha Lee was killed. He was 33.” Also, at the end of the statement, it includes a link it’s up to us to sign the petition “continue to boycott Russian cinema”.
Lee had enlisted in the Ukrainian Armed Forces in an effort to protect his homeland from Russian invasion. A day before his death, he shared a hopeful post on his Instagram account: “In the last 48 hours there is a chance to sit down and shed light on how bombarded we are, and we smile, because we will cope and everything will be UKRAINE. It’s our job!!!”
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Among Lee’s works, his performance as voice actor in the Ukrainian version of ‘The Hobbit’ and for studios like Disney, where he lent his voice to ‘The Lion King’. In addition, he took part in the play ‘Koleso’ and the films ‘Shtolnya’, ‘The shadow of our forgotten ancestors’ or ‘Reunion of classmates’. On the other hand and continuing his artistic career, he has also worked as an animator, singer and composer.
This Tuesday, Irpin, which has nearly 43,000 inhabitants, is evacuated after suffering several intense Russian attacks and multiple barriers to removing residents from the population.