RAVIL Isyanov, the actor most famously known as playing Kirkin on NCIS: Los Angeles, died at the age of 59.
Isyanov, a Soviet-born American actor who is known for playing the character actor in several films including Defiance, K-19: The Widowmaker, and Transformers: Darkside of the Moon, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on September 29.
He died after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
The character actor was born on August 20, 1962 in Voskresensk, Russia, which was then still a part of the Soviet Union.
He was drawn to the arts as a young child when he studied directing at the Perm Institute of Culture after graduating from high school in 1980.
He was forced to leave the program in 1982 to complete a two-year mandatory military service in the Soviet Air Force, where he was stationed in the Russian Far East.
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