Here are 2 famous musicians from Armenia died at 28:
Roger Altounyan (April 5, 2015 Syria-April 5, 1987) also known as Roger Edward Collingwood Altounyan or Dr. Roger Altounyan was an Armenian physician.
He was born in Syria in 1922 to Armenian parents, but the family moved to England when he was a child. Altounyan studied medicine at Trinity College, Cambridge, and then trained as an anaesthetist at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London.
Altounyan is most famous for his work on the development of the inhaler for asthma sufferers. He himself suffered from asthma and saw the need for a more effective way to manage the condition. He experimented with different methods of inhalation and eventually developed a device that could deliver a precise, measured dose of medication directly to the lungs. This device was a precursor to the modern inhaler and has helped millions of people manage their asthma symptoms.
Altounyan also worked as a doctor in Syria and became interested in the country's traditional herbal medicines. He collected and studied these remedies and published a book on the subject, "Medicinal Plants of Syria".
Altounyan died in 1987 from a heart attack, but his legacy lives on through his contributions to medicine and his work on the asthma inhaler.
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Karen Asrian (April 24, 1980 Yerevan-June 9, 2008 Yerevan) was an Armenian personality.
Karen Asrian was a chess Grandmaster and the Armenian national chess champion for the year 2007. He was one of the top players in Armenia and represented the country in numerous international tournaments. As a Junior player, he won the European Youth Chess Championship in the under-18 age category in 1998. He was also a member of the Armenian team that won the Chess Olympiad in 2006 and 2008. Asrian was admired for his creative and unconventional playing style, and his sudden death at the young age of 28 was a shock to the chess community in Armenia and worldwide.
He died in myocardial infarction.
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