The famous children’s playwright and screenwriter Eduard Uspensky died in his summer residence in the Village of Puchkovo, Moscow Region.
The author of "Holidays in Prostokvashino", "Crocodile Gena and his friends" and many other popular children’s books, he passed away at the age of 80 years. According to his friend composer Gennady Gladkov, Eduard Uspensky died of cancer.
Uspensky’s first book - "Uncle Fyodor, Dog and Cat" - was published in 1974 and became the basis for the famous cartoons about Prostokvashino. A total of about 60 animated films were produced based on the scripts and writings by Eduard Uspensky.
Eduard Uspensky is also known as one of the creators of the children’s telecasts "Good Night, Kids!", "ABCD" and "Baby Monitor". In 2010, the writer was awarded the Korney Chukovsky Prize in the main nomination "For outstanding creative achievements in Russian children's literature".
Author: Vera Ivanova