A well-known Soviet-era Russian rock musician and composer, Kris Kelmi, has died at the age of 63, reports say.
Russian media say the once-popular musician died in his home outside Moscow late on January 1.
There was no official information about the cause of his death.
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Kelmi, whose real name was Anatoly Kelmi, had had problems with alcohol in recent years, according to the reports.
Kelmi became known in the 1980s as a member of the popular rock groups The Leap Summer, Autograph, and Rock Atelier.
Many of his songs -- including A Night Rendezvous, Closing The Ring, and The Tired Taxi -- were popular across the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s.