The death of the most popular detective, author of fantastic and children’s books, which he wrote in collaboration with his wife Natalia, was reported on the social network by his godson.
The daughter of the couple is the Soviet and Ukrainian film and theater actress Olga Dzhigurda (Lapicura) – Lena from “How Young We Were”, gymnast Valya from Denis Dragunsky’s “Clown”.
Valery Lapikura was born in 1943 in Omsk, where his family was evacuated. In 1965 he graduated from the Faculty of Philology of kyiv Shevchenko State University. From the same year – editor, commentator of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting of the Ukrainian SSR, scriptwriter of programs for children and youth.