The black actor Tito Romalio died last week in the
On 10th May, the 58 year old artist was found unconscious by local residents near one of the houses on Bogatyrskii prospect. An ambulance was called, but the actor did not regain consciousness.
Last Thursday, a man suspected of Romalio’s murder was arrested: 43-year old Khamzia Enikeev, a native of the Penza region, who has been living in
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As fontanka.ru website writes, the arrested man took part in the first Chechen campaign and in the Persian Gulf war, during which he received government awards. According to the Komsomolskaia Pravda, he worked as a security guard in a shop in the building which the actor was found near. “On the 10th May, at
The news agency Interfax does not name the arrested man. Also citing a police source in the northern capital, it reports that a suspect has been found in the murder case of an actor. “Law enforcement agencies, investigating this terrible crime, have found a suspect. The murder can be considered solved”, the agency’s source said.
Tito Romalio was a Brazilian by birth, a supporting actor who enjoyed the peak of his career during the 50s, 60s and 70s. He appeared in such films as “Chief Chukotky”, “Prikliucheniia Artemki”, “Jack Vosmerkin – Amerikanets”, “Chelovek-Amfibiia”, “Ostrov Pogibshikh Korablei”, “Zaveshchaniie Professora Douelia”, as well as in the serial “Sea Patrol” (2009). As a child he appeared in one of the main roles (the boy Pol) in the film :Zdravsnvuite, Deti!” (1962). In this film, Tito Romalio’s brother, Lol, played Pol’s sister.
Tito Romalio’s father (also Tito Romalio), was an actor in “Lenfilm”, a Brazilian who, in his time, played one of the main roles in the film “Tropoiu Groma”. Given their identical name, surname and profession, the actors were frequently confused.
As the Novye Izvestiia newspaper notes, the artist earned money in recent years by appearing in restaurants as a singer, although the dark color of his skin caused him problems on more than one occasion. Others, who have known Tito since childhood, also speak of this. “I’m sitting here and sobbing. Tito’s fate is a bitter one”, Elena Iakhontova said to the newspaper. “In
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Translated by Isobel Palmer