“Yes, according to preliminary information, he died,” said the source of the agency.

According to official data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region, at about 11:00 Moscow time on September 20, an accident occurred in the Rostov region on the 201st kilometer of the M8 Kholmogory highway a collision between a Ford Transit and a truck.

“As a result of the accident, two people died, one person was hospitalized. Traffic police officers, an investigative-operational group, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations are working on the spot. All the circumstances of the incident are being established, according to the message of the Vaza telegram channel.

The Ford Transit, in which Puspekalis was, crashed into a truck on the oncoming lane of the M-8 highway in the Rostov district of the Yaroslavl region. The driver of the car and the actor were killed, the driver of the truck was also injured.


Sergey Puspekalis was born in Kursk in 1966. His father is Lithuanian, his mother is Bulgarian. Sergei studied at the Saratov Theater School, then served in the Navy, worked as an actor in the Saratov Youth Theater, studied with Pyotr Fomenko at the RATI at the directing department, graduated in 2001.

But fame as an actor came to Puspekalis later. At first, he worked for many years as a director in Samara, Magnitogorsk, Tabakov’s studio theater. Gained fame after the film “How I Spent This Summer”. Then there were roles in the wonderful TV series Cipher, Owl Cry, Operation Muhabbat, Particle of the Universe and many other notable roles.


In the sports drama “On the Edge” Sergey Puspekalis played the role of the head coach of the Russian fencing team. The film is based on the real story of our famous saber fencers, Olympic champions Yana Yegoryan and Sofia Velikaya at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Famous athletes were played by equally famous actresses – Stasya Miloslavskaya and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The TV premiere of the film took place on November 7, 2021 on Channel One.

In one interview, Puspekalis told what sport means in his life:

As a child, I was engaged in boxing and wrestling. And then there were a lot of sports in my life. I have been at the theater school since the age of 15, and there dance, fencing and other sports disciplines are held in high esteem. Acting education is the most aristocratic: it combines mental development with physical culture.

Now I continue to do physical education, but without fanaticism. I think you need to listen to your body more carefully. I smoked a lot. I thought it helped with anxiety. I quit in 2002 and am very happy, although it was hard at first. This is an addiction, and a very serious one. But when I was able to overcome it, I began to respect myself more.

Source: Sovsport

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