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Chernobyl Diaries star, Dimitri Diatchenko dead at 52

Chernobyl Diaries star, Dimitri Diatchenko dead at 52

Dimitri Diatchenko, the actor who got famous for his role in  “Chernobyl Diaries” is dead at the age of 52. 

The actor was found dead in his home in Daytona Beach, Florida on Wednesday April 22. It is believed he died on Monday or Tuesday, and the cause of death is pending the medical examiner’s investigation.

Chernobyl Diaries star, Dimitri Diatchenko dead at 52

TMZ reported that Diatchenko’s death is said not to be connected to coronavirus, and foul play is not being considered.

His family said; 

“Dimitri’s family says they had not heard from him in a few days, so they called police Wednesday for a wellness check, and that’s when his body was discovered.”

Chernobyl Diaries star, Dimitri Diatchenko dead at 52

Though born to a Ukranian father and Swedish mother, Diatchenko is a first-generation American and grew up in San Francisco and Massachusetts. He is a prize-winning classical guitarist and a former national Tae Kwon Do heavyweight champion.

He began acting in the late 1990s, and appeared in Alias alongside Jennifer Garner, How I Met Your Mother and Sons of Anarchy, as well as films including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. Diatchenko is best known for playing ‘Uri’ in “Chernobyl Diaries”. 

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