German singer IVAN REBROFF has died. He was 76. The star - who was famed for popularising Russian songs - died on Thursday (28Feb08) in Frankfurt, Germany after a long battle with illness. Rebroff found fame in 1968 after he was cast as Tevjo in Fiddler On The Roof in Paris, France - a role he performed 1,476 times in his career, according to his agent. He was renowned for his vocal rage of four and a half octaves, and his embrace of a range of genres, including opera and folk. Rebroff performed his last concert in Vienna, Austria in December (07), before announcing his retirement due to health reasons.