A science-fiction writer Eugene Witkowski died at the age of 69 years

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science fiction Writer and translator Evgeny Vitkovsky died on 70-m to year of life, according to the website of “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

According to the wife of the writer Olga Kolokoltsev, it happened on the evening of 3 February.

the Cause of death was not specified. It is known that earlier Witkowski was in serious condition at the Botkin hospital.

Witkowski gained fame through the novel in the fantasy genre, “Paul II” about an alternate universe where he ascended to the throne the rightful heir of Alexander I.

the novels of the writer got into short lists of nominations one of the most prestigious awards in the field of prose fiction in Russia – “International literary prize named after the Strugatsky brothers”.