Bolshoi principal collapses and dies at Moscow bus stop

Russian media are reporting the sudden, public death of Alexander Morozov, principal trombone of the Bolshoi orchestra and a professor at the Gnessin school.

He fell ill while waiting for a bus on Academician Anokhin Street and was dead by the time an ambulance arrived.

Alexander Morozov, who was 64, was due to play with his brass ensemble that day at a university ceremony. A graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory, he played in jazz groups before joining the Bolshoi.

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