Chumak became well known at the height of Gorbachev's Perestroika. When he appeared on television, his fans would hold jars of water next to their televisions in the hope that the water would be able to cure disease. At the height of his fame, he had a regular early morning television spot.
Chumak died in Moscow on 9 October 2017 at the age of 82.
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- Freak Show by Brian Droitcour, Moscow Times, February 25, 2005
- The Magic Healer Of Soviet TV;ALlan Chumak, and Extrasensory Sensation, Washington Post, September 4, 1989, David Remnick
- Умер целитель Аллан Чумак (in Russian)