The voice of the deceased actress could be heard in more than 650 films and cartoons. Among her works are Nastasya from Three Heroes, Mary Jane from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Vesper Lind in Casino Royale. You can hear it in the series “You”, “Twin Peaks”, “Stranger Things” and many others.
On the evening of April 7, she fell under the wheels of a trolley bus. It happened at a bus stop near house number 13 on Zagorodny Prospekt in St. Petersburg. A video of a woman being hit by a woman has been published on the network – for a split second, she enters the roadway when a trolley bus pulls up to a stop.
The press service of the city transport committee told 78.ru that the dubbing actress probably decided to bypass the people who were standing at the bus stop. She stepped out onto the road. According to the publication, the driver braked, but Elena Shulman still got under the wheels.
On the net, one of the eyewitnesses wrote that in the place where the tragedy occurred, people often bypass the crowd on the roadway at the bus stop. According to the man, he did not see the moment of the accident.
“The trolley bus rolls up to the stop noiselessly. I didn’t see the accident itself, but in front under the trolleybus there was just a river of blood, ”the Petersburger wrote.
Special services were called to the scene of the accident. Elena Shulman was hospitalized with numerous injuries and fractures at the Janelidze Research Institute.
Her son Peter Shulman told Fontanka that the actress died at 6:40 on April 8. A colleague of the actress Dmitry Cherevatenko wrote in his Telegram channel that Shulman died on April 9 at about 6:45 am. Tomorrow, April 10, she would have turned 54 years old.
Investigators of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia are checking. Based on its results, a procedural decision will be made, writes 78.ru.
Dmitry Cherevatenko said that the deceased’s colleagues organized a gathering to financially help her family.
Film director of the Melnitsa studio, Konstantin Bronzit, believes that Shulman could do a lot more useful – both for society and for cinema.
“We knew each other very well, worked together a lot, she is the official voice of Disney, Dory the fish. She has voiced a lot of things both in serials and in big movies. Wonderful actress. A tragic, completely ridiculous death,” he told 78.ru.
He noted that Shulman was a “bright talent”. “What can I say, take care of yourself, be careful, as Viktor Tsoi sang: “Watch yourself, be careful,” Bronzit said.
Shulman’s fans left numerous comments in gratitude for her work. “I have been a fan of your talent since childhood. And “Dwarf Nose”, and “Ilya Muromets and the Nightingale the Robber”, and “Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf” – everything was great. I am following your new work closely. I hope fate will give me a chance to meet you personally,” Svyatoslav Yegorov from Ulyanovsk wrote in 2021 on the kino-teatr.ru website.
A user from St. Petersburg named Olena78 thanked Elena Shulman for voicing Bree Van de Kamp in the series Desperate Housewives.
“With your help, the heroine became understandable and dear to us. You did a wonderful job with all the shades, nuances and notes, ”she wrote, noting that the dubbing voice of this heroine is “one of her favorites” in the series for her.
Upon learning of the death of Elena Shulman, her fans began to express their condolences to relatives. “It’s a pity. Silly. My condolences to family and friends,” said Vitaly Didenko.
“God, how ridiculous. Terrible, tragic death, one second – and there is no man … Kingdom of heaven. We will remember, ”wrote a user under the nickname Olyusya Afanasyeva.