Bondi beach drowning: Russian DJ killed after being washed off rocks

A popular Russian DJ who drowned while swimming at Bondi beach on Saturday has been remembered as the 'kindest human being in the world'.

Andrei Ivanov, 47, and his wife Yulia, 45, were standing on the rocks at the north end of the beach when a rogue wave washed them into the ocean. 

She managed to swim back to safety, however her husband disappeared below the surface of the water.

After searching the large swell for 30 minutes lifesavers eventually pulled Mr Ivanov to land and performed CPR, but could not revive him.

As news of his death filtered back to his homeland, his friends flooded Facebook to pay tribute to the talented DJ.

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Popular Russian DJ Andrei Ivanov (pictured) who drowned while swimming at Bondi beach on Saturday has been remembered as the 'kindest human being in the world'

Popular Russian DJ Andrei Ivanov (pictured) who drowned while swimming at Bondi beach on Saturday has been remembered as the 'kindest human being in the world'

Lifesavers and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter began searching for the man at 5.30pm, before pulling him unconscious from the water at 6pm. NSW Police confirmed the 47-year-old was a Russian tourist

Lifesavers and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter began searching for the man at 5.30pm, before pulling him unconscious from the water at 6pm. NSW Police confirmed the 47-year-old was a Russian tourist 

Mr Ivanov's friend Alexandra Kallas told Daily Mail Australia she 'wanted the world to know who he was'.

'He was the nicest, the kindest human being in the whole world,' Mrs Kallas said. 

'He met his wife Yulia back then, and they were an amazing, loving, fun couple that everybody loved.

'He was one of the legends of the Russian nightclub scene and an incredible human being. We all will miss him forever.'

Mr Ivanov became popular throughout Russia in the early 1990s where he regularly appeared on radio station Maximum.

Under the name Triplex he regularly produced hit albums and held residencies at a number of top nightclubs.

Leading dance DJ Pavel Loginov posted: 'The big news today just killed me... we will remember you... Andrei Ivanov'. 

Shocked swimmers who witnessed the horror drowning told how Mrs Ivanov was at the water's edge screaming in despair after her husband disappeared. 

Leading dance producer Pavel Loginov posted on Facebook: 'The news today just killed me...'

Leading dance producer Pavel Loginov posted on Facebook: 'The news today just killed me...'

Prominent trance DJ Vladimir Fonarev paid tribute on Instagram, posting: 'We will remember you... Andrey Ivanov (Triplex)'

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