Grichka Bogdanoff, one of the legendary twins of Bogdanoff, passed away on Tuesday, December 28th. He was 72 years old. According to a recent article published in the French newspaper Le Monde, Grichka died suddenly in Paris due to difficulties related to COVID-19. Grichka Bogdanoff has reportedly been freed from the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris, where he was reportedly admitted on December 15 with his brother Igor. Before his passing, he was in the intensive care unit for a significant time. There has been some speculation in the regional press that the two sets of identical twins were not vaccinated against the virus. Because of their transformative cosmetic surgery and the popularity of their science fiction show, the Bogdanoff twins became well-known in France. In 2002, the two brothers found themselves at the center of a major controversy because of allegations about their Ph.D. theses.
What factors led to the Bogdanoff brothers’ meteoric rise to fame?
Igor Bogdanoff and his claimed fraternal twin, Grichka Bogdanoff, were both born at Saint-Lary in the Gers, France, on August 29, 1949. Igor and Grichka’s principal claims to fame are as scientists and as scientists who have transitioned into the television production industry. Both twins, Bogdanoff, had extensive flying experience by the time they were in their teens. Some people believe that they made their start in the entertainment industry in the middle of the 1970s when they gave a scientific piece to the program “Un sur Cinq” on Antenne 2. 1979 saw the debut of Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff’s talk program, Temps X, which aired on the French television station TF1. The show was broadcast from 1983 to 1987 and focused on science fiction and popular scientific topics.
Concerns about the theory put forward by the Bogdanoff twins
Although both Igor and Grichka were involved in their fair share of controversies, the one for which they are most known together is the contribution to science that they made together. The two brothers began their Ph.D. work at the University of Bordeaux’s Center I’s for Nuclear Studies in 1991. Igor devoted most of his time in school to pursuing a doctoral degree in theoretical physics. During this time, Grichka focused on completing his Ph.D. in mathematics. In 2002, several scientists on the online forum Usenet began to doubt the validity of the study’s results. In addition to the fact that the scientists’ research was shown to be invalidated, the scientists drew attention to the defective peer-review procedure that resulted in awarding their doctorates. Allegedly, several of their previous papers included instances of plagiarism and breaches of copyright laws.
The Bogdanoffs’ groundbreaking surgical procedures
Following their meteoric rise to prominence on television, the Bogdanoff twins are said to have had a wide range of cosmetic surgeries over four decades, including rhinoplasty, facelift, lip filler, botox therapy, and other treatments. In the 1980s and 1990s, Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff were among the first celebrities to experiment with cosmetic surgery to change their appearance.