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Gio Khutsisvhili - beloved Georgian artist died
20 June, 2018
Georgian actor and singer Gio Khutsishvili died at the age of 56 on June 11, 2018. He had been combating serious health problems. Not so long ago the artist received his star at the Tbilisi Concert Hall. The celebration was opened by Gio khutsishvili and his wife’s duet. Afterwards, Georgian artists performed his songs.
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Opening Gio Khutsishvili's Star at the Tbilisi Concert Hall, Photo courtesy: www.1tv.ge

Gio khutsishvili was born on July 17, 1962. He was a distinguished performer and writer
of Georgian songs. Recently, the artist was awarded for his contribution to the popularization of Georgian music. Apart from singing, he had memorable roles in Georgian movies: “Tbilisi is my home”, “Khareba and Gogia”, “Everyone wants to love”, etc.
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“Everyone wants to love”, Photo courtesy: www.primetime.ge

In one of the last interviews before his death (www.Fortuna.ge), he tells Georgians about his life, career and formula for success. The artist’s concerts were attended by both young and old generation. He was always interested in new projects and paid great attention to renovation and youth involvement. To the singer, the major virtue of an artist was his/her manner of performing. That is why he advised young artists to be original and never to try copying others. He thought young generation stands out by their delicate taste, original voices and interesting ways of performing.
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Gio Khutsishvili as a child, Photo courtesy: www.funtime.ge

“Everyone has problems – I am fighting now and I am certain I can cope with it”, - said the artist about his health problems. He was motivated by thinking about performing songs and the love expressed by Georgian citizens. He was grateful to everyone who worried about his health and wished him a quick recovery. “After seeing so many people who stand by me, I realize I do not have the right to feel bad” – said Gio khutishvili .
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The band "Gio+", Photo courtesy: www.okmagazine.ge

Georgian artists along with unfamiliar people to the artist offered financial and moral help but he preferred to take part in charity concerts for others. He said that the health problem showed him the importance and value of solidarity among people. It made the artist look at people from the perspective that he had never thought about. He was happy to move on and give back the love to everyone by his work.
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Gio Khutsishvil's last concert at at the Tbilisi Concert Hall, Photo courtesy: www.1tv.ge

One of his most famous duet titled as “when almond blossoms” was with Nato Gelashvili. “I do not love songs with limits. I loved him because of his great sense of humor. Gio had no limits. He managed to make Georgians fall in love with him and his work.” – says Nato Gelashvili.



Gio Khutsishvili and Nato Gelashvili performing “when almond blossoms” 

The first photo courtesy: www.metronome.ge

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