Ukrainian animation artist Davyd Cherkasky passed away on October 30. Businessman Oleksandr Melamud, his friend, posted this on Facebook on Tuesday evening.
'Two months ago he suffered a stroke and spent this time at an intensive care unit. For two months, the doctors fought for his life. A legend, a friend, a great master passed away. By the very last day of his life, he constantly repeated that the life is beautiful,' Melamud wrote.
The people's artist of Ukraine, Davyd Cherkasky is the creator, scriptwriter and director of famous cartoons, such as Doctor Aibolit, Adventures of Captain Wrangel, and Island of Treasures. For several decades, he worked with KyivNauchFilm studio as an animation artist.