On the eve of the anniversary of the death of the singer, her sister gave the first candid interview. The woman told about what happened to the things Jeanne , what secrets are stored in her cellphone and what she thought she was sick.
Jeanne did not June 15. A year and a half she struggled with a terrible disease – a brain tumor. First up was a long course of treatment in the United States and Germany, then rehabilitation in Latvia, then she went back to Russia. In recent months, the singer lived in a country house, near her was the closest – family, two year old son Plato and civil husband Dmitry Shepelev.
Natasha Friske still charges the phone sister and leafing through the latest photos. About how the family lived for a year without Joan, she told the editor Olga Homeland.
Mother Zhanna Friske: first detailed story about the illness of the daughter
“We don’t touch the room of Joan, everything is still. The music around the clock her favorite radio station Relax FM. There are photographs and statues from India, Thailand. Every week’re redoing the bed, although there is nobody asleep. In the corner is a chair and a coffee table with cups. Her favorite toy is a soft rabbit – we put together with it, as the wooden cross from the Matrona. Bunny went with her sister for chemotherapy. She closed their eyes from the light and fell asleep. Still have a children’s album, you know, with records of height, weight, all about the development of the baby. Elya had filled it to the June 24, 2014 – then she went to the hospital. Then mom made the data on weight and height of Petosky, and then no time left for you.”—
Things from America moved?
Yes, Jeanne sold the apartment. Flew, some took, the rest were taken to a special storage. There are even cream, they are overdue, but we still don’t. And makeup I took, enjoy. Her clothes almost immediately sheathed, so she won’t lose the smell. When very bored, I go into the room of Joan, open the closet and sniffing her dress.
Clothes still smell?
Hard to explain what it is. Jeanne even during his illness there was something cozy. I would wear more things, but to me they do not fit the size, it was S and XS. Only shoes fit, they sister went last year. —
Your wrist bracelet like Jeanne?
This is her talisman – red string on her stone, she wore it until the last day. And here is a player, there her songs, including about seven unreleased. One of the songs was recorded during pregnancy.
It is about love?
Yes. We signed a contract with the record company. We plan to release a CD.
Mom dreamed that Jeanne was a woman’s happiness
What would you say thank you sister?
For what she has put up with me the last three years. I’m a stubborn person sometimes Jeanne didn’t want to take medication, and I was rude. Grateful to my sister – she has changed me for the better. I was cranky, horrible devchonka. I looked at her from the side, learned how to behave and not to faint. Remember Joan called at the end of November 2014 and said, “SIS, I have two tickets to the beloved Mario Biondi. Will you go with me? Only I have to paint!” I put tone, eyes “did”. And we went to the concert, she already was tired, slept almost all the way through. Woke up on the applause. “Baby, you have me as babulenka”, – I joked and we laughed.
In 2008, the group “Brilliant” she helped you get…
Ol it I never anything didn’t: “boy, come try it.” I remember my mom was against it. Jeanne said: “Let him go. There she will not last long”. Was right. Seven months later I am bored. —
Say, Olga asked Jeanne to leave show business.
She had dreamt that Jeanne was a woman’s happiness. And in this profession it malovskogo, constant scandals, filth and intrigue. I quickly realized that it was not mine. Now I work as a makeup artist at home, and I feel peace. Jeanne said: “Sister, let the men get money, and you do what he likes”. In recent months, she called: “Baby, I just… to check on things. I you severely lacking. The phone I have it recorded in the folder “favorites”, still itching for her to type. —
Where phone Joan?
We have. Reload and scan photos. This zhanka loved to photograph Petoskey. There is a scene where we stand in the mirror in the same shirts and shorts, just her belly. During pregnancy she really liked it when we dressed alike and looked like twins. Still have the computer with all the interviews and photos. Recently opened it and found a video where she milks a cow.
Yes! We grew up in a remote village Prohresivka the Nikolaev area. Our house is 284 years, it’s an old German construction my grandmother is German. Jeanne was rarely able to visit their native lands. One day she came on tour to Odessa. Dad was in the village and took her away for a few days. We there’s a beauty – the fields, sunflowers, apricots. There is even a tree that Jeanne planted in childhood.
I dreamt that dad lying in a coffin with Joan
Natasha, your family is constantly involved in scandals. As parents holding up?
Most afraid for dad. After the death I dreamed strange dreams, as they, along with Jeanne lying in a coffin. Occurring greatly weakened father emotionally, now it seems to be better. Mother every day to light a candle in the room of Joan and talks to her, shares the news. Waiting for Jeanne to her dream. Fans ask why I don’t see us on the grave. We just go there either early morning or late evening, as Joan “the call.” —
Regrets, maybe something didn’t get to say sister?
On the last day of her life I wasn’t there. June 13 I found out she was pregnant. Arrived June 15, to talk to Jeanne. But she had the Allergy, so I it was not allowed. The same day sister died. The funeral was held on for dear life. But then all those nerves I lost the baby.
In may you talked with Plato, your relationship with Dmitry Shepelev began to improve. What is happening now?
He ceased to take up. I think Dima can not understand that we have no purpose to pick up Plato. We love him so much and miss you. Want to preserve for him the inheritance. So in 18 years he firmly stood on his feet. He will inherit the apartment of Jeanne, in which we removed and change nothing. Mom even offered to leave the car, but in 15 years it will rust. Better money in the account to put.
I have long been tormented by the question – as it is, knowing that the days are numbered, he continued to behave as if all is well: have a manicure, went to a cafe and concert?..
All thanks to Plato. Jeanne understood everything and lived only for her son. When diagnosed, we were told that her life is a month, maybe two. But we didn’t give up. Despite the ban, brought her three-month-old Petoskey hospital. I was “on the lookout”, and my mother at this time pushing a stroller along the corridor. Janki was very weak handle, but she loved to keep Plato. We put her in the chair, and she fed her son a bottle. When during treatment in Germany sister is much recovered, it was a huge stress. I hid the mirror and explained: “Baby, you will lose weight. It’s all because of drugs. But nobody said she was ugly. She was like a cute hamster. We didn’t think it was sick. Ol, we never felt sorry for Joan, and she asked you to do. Said: “Yes, I am ill, but not disabled. For me it’s like a cold. To the right!” But we did not…