Had four brothers: Niels, Volodia, Aliocha and Vassili
With the blessing of his family it was decided that the truth about Vadim's death would not be covered up in a phony happy ending. The writers (15/love) decided that the truth would be revealed about Vadim's death and his memory would be honored.
He and his 15/Love co-star Jaclyn Linetsky were killed in a car accident on September 8, 2003. They were on their way to the set of 15/Love in St Cesiare, Québec when their mini-van lost control and slammed head on into a tractor/trailer. They were killed instantly. They were both 17 years old.