Like many famous people, the artist foresaw his death. And this insight became a reason for him to create a painting, which he called Past to Heaven. In the painting he depicted the people illuminated by the heaven light. He wanted to believe in miracle and he believed in it! The painting was finished a week before his death. He did not even have time to sign it.
We write to you today as a family united in grief with the most sad news. On August 19th 2019 Leonid Afremov has passed away in the general hospital of Playa Del Carmen. He has suffered a cardiac arrest during a routine check up in his home by his treating cardiologist. He preformed CPR on him before the arrival of the ambulance . Despite all the efforts of the doctors the hospital , Leonid was not able to recover. He was survived by his wife, 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.