Ukrainian film director, script writer and animator Davyd Cherkaskyy (David Cherkasskiy) died on the evening of 30 October, his close friend, businessman Oleksandr Melamud said on Facebook.
"Davyd Yanovych Cherkaskyy died an hour ago. He spent two months in emergency care after a hemorrhagic stroke. For two months, doctors had been fighting for his life," he said.
"The legend is gone. A friend, a wonderful person and a great master died. Until his last day before the illness, he kept on saying that life is beautiful," Melamud added.