Legendary Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya dies at 89

– Maya Plisetskaya, widely regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of her time, died Saturday from a heart attack, Rossiya-24 television reported citing Bolshoi Theatre director Vladimir Urin.

The 89-year-old Russian dancer passed away in Germany, according to the report.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to┬áMaya Plisetskaya’s relatives and loved ones, as┬áwell as┬áadmirers of┬áthe ballerina’s talent.

Plisetskaya was born on November 20, 1925 in Moscow. At age 18, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet, soon becoming a leading soloist, and was later proclaimed Prima Ballerina Assoluta by the Soviet government.