Florence Illi appeared on the air at Andrey Malakhov. The wife of a famous Opera singer openly spoke about how he struggled with a serious illness. According to Florence, Dmitri Hvorostovsky was a very strong man, full of optimism.
The famous Opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky died in November 2017. For six months his wife Florence Illy remained silent, refraining from interviews. However, for the program “Andrey Malakhov. Live” on TV channel “Russia 1” the widow of the artist made an exception and openly talked about the relationship with her husband and the last years of his life.
Hvorostovsky bravely struggled with a brain tumor. The doctors tried to do everything possible to rescue the performer. Millions of fans Dmitry from different countries supported the singer and prayed for his health.
“We’ve learned about the diagnosis. Shock is not the word. I thought it might be a mistake. Our very good friends advised a good surgeon in America. We went there this profit Jun 2015, did a biopsy. Then waited five days,” recalls Florence.
The heirs of Dmitry did not immediately learned of his diagnosis. “We didn’t know how to tell, – explained the woman. Because it’s not easy to say that dad has cancer. He asked the children to help mom and be there for her. We have a very close relationship”.
According to the woman, the husband kept a smile until the very end and never complained about health problems. Dmitry changed in appearance, but for his wife he was always the best. “A strong man, he wanted and loved to live,” shared Florence. The woman still could not believe that my husband died. Dmitry continues her dream.
“Everyone says: “He became your guardian angel”. Maybe. But if a person is physically not here with me, I do not really helps,” said Florence.
Florence wears her wedding ring on a chain, pereslushival old voice messages photos and reviews. “I’m on the phone, can’t do that,” she said. Things Dmitry, his widow was never touched. “There are people who are all clean, I do not belong to this”, she said.
Last summer, Hvorostovsky has appeared in Krasnoyarsk. The actor came on stage with a broken arm. The act of Dmitry caused a storm of applause. “He was hard to walk. But what he could have done. He knew he needed to come, and this is the last time,” recalls the wife of the star. Florence admitted that he could not listen to the tapes with speeches by her husband. “Too hard,” she explained.
Hvorostovsky’s relatives to the last hoped that he will succeed to overcome a serious illness. In the course of going any means. “We did everything we could,” shared the widow of the artist. According to Florence, it’s hard to forget such love. Presenter Andrey Malakhov asked the woman to give her husband advice. “He said, “Life goes on. You’re young and beautiful, to live and be happy, to find a man who you loved and respected,” – said the heroine of this program.
At Christmas, Florence went to Geneva to relatives. She stayed there for several days. Instagram woman had joint frames in children. Some social media users condemned the florans for what she’s smiling in the picture.
“Sometimes I read the comments. There are evil people who write: “How can she smile after death.” It’s a strange reaction. They want to I sat at home in black and crying? Dima would not want”, – said the woman.
In October last year, appeared in the media information about the death of Hvorostovsky, but it turned out to be fake. “I woke up because everyone started to write: “As Dima? What happened?” I immediately wrote on Facebook. Of course, it was scary, but he was laughing,” recalls Florence. So a month later, when Dmitry Malikov told about the death of the singer, many had hoped that this news also will be followed by a denial.
“I don’t know how it happened. I don’t know him personally. Of course, I’m not very happy with what he first wrote. But…” – said the widow of the star, giving the sign that this has nothing to do with it.
Plans Florence – continuation of business of deceased husband. In August planned concert of the “Hvorostovsky and friends to children”, it will be held in Krasnoyarsk. In addition, the widow of the artist is going to organize a competition to support talented singers.