Great-grandson of great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy Sergei Tolstoy died in Maryland hospice at age of 99
Sergei Tolstoy, the great-grandson of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, died in Maryland at the age of 99, according to the Washington Post.
Sergei Tolstoy spent his last days in hospice in Maryland. By the end of his days, the descendant of the writer had heart problems was almost blind and deaf and had heart issues.
The cause of his death was not revealed but the publication clarifies that Sergei had problems with his heart, hearing and vision. It is also possible that he suffered a stroke.
Sergei was one of more than 200 direct descendants of Tolstoy and the only son of the writer's granddaughter Vera, who left Russia in 1920. He spent most of his life in Europe and moved to the USA in the late 1960s, where he taught Russian and for some time was engaged in import-export business.
He spent the first half of his life in Europe. After World War II, Tolstoy was recruited into the US Army as a translator from Russian.
A descendant of Leo Tolstoy helped the American military communicate with their Soviet counterparts. And subsequently, Serge Tolstoy worked part-time, giving Russian language lessons, however, the great-grandson of the writer did not acquire a systematic profession.