Russia: Brigitte Bardot autograph pays for fan’s operation
Published on 22/10/2009
The 50-year-old miner from the Ural region wrote a love letter to the blonde star of And God Created Woman when he was a boy, receiving an autographed picture from Bardot in return.
Suffering from a lung disease, Komarov put his prized possession up for sale to pay for the surgery, getting RUB 61,000 (around EUR 1,400) in return.
"Without this operation I will die. I would never have wanted to sell this photograph, but I have no other option," explained the miner, who is pictured in the Russian newspaper holding the famous photo in his hand.