R.I.P. Wladimir Rodionowitsch Klitschko
Wednesday, July 13, after a long and severe illness died Vladimir Klitschko Rodionovich, father of boxing world champion Vladimir and Vitali Klitschko.
Vladimir Rodionovich for his life raised two sons and three grandchildren. Colonel of the Air Force, he was a lifelong devoted service in the army, took an active part in the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
\Quote ends here. Reportedly he followed the WK - Haye - fight on TV in a clinique in Hamburg and was transported to Kiev directly afterwards to spend his last days there.