The Hero of Ukraine, the actor of stage and screen, the director of the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater Bohdan Stupka, 71, died on Sunday, July 22.

According to the Advisor to the President of Ukraine, Hanna Herman, the actor died at about 6 a.m. In addition, she informed that the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych instructed the government to establish a commission for organizing the funeral of the outstanding actor.
The Commission is headed by the Culture Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Kulynyak.

The funeral of Stupka will be held on July 24.

Stupka was born on August 27, 1941 in village Kulikov, Zhovkva district, Lviv region. He was granted the titles of the People's Artist of USSR (1991), the laureate of the USSR State Prize (1980), the Hero of Ukraine (2011).

These days, the fans of the actor are bringing the flowers to the Ivan Franko Theatre in Kyiv as a sign of farewell to the outstanding actor Bohdan Stupka.

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