Cliburn winner: ‘The loss of my children will be with me forever’

Vadym Kholodenko, the pianist who found his two children dead and his wife stabbed at their Benbrook, Texas, home on Thursday, has issued the following statement:

‘The loss of my children will be with me forever. I feel the support of the Fort Worth community and all people who are sending me messages all over the world … Wherever I go after this tragedy my heart will stay with the people here of Fort Worth and my daughters will rest in this soil.’

Vadym’s statement did not mention his estranged wife Sofia Tsygankova, who is recovering in hospital and s under mental health evaluation.

The police say they are not seeking a suspect.


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