The report by AZCARTOON http://azcartoon.bravehost.com/:
"The cartoon world lost his famous cartoonist Yuriy Ochakovsky. Azcartoon announces its condolence over his departure. God bless him."
The sad news confirmed by CARTUNION http://www.cartoonblues.com/forum-e/viewtopic.php?t=189:
"The prominant cartoonist Yuri Ochakovsky passed away February 3rd 2008. The International Cartoonists' Club sends our condolences to the artist's family. CARTUNION is planning an exhibition of Ochakovsky's art. Please help us with the material. Works should be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org"
Yuri Ochakovsky was a great cartoonist who depicted the situation of mankind in modern times perfectly. I am deeply grieved to hear his decease. With my condolences to the family and the cartoon world.
Can't reach at the moment his excellent cartoons on New Technologies (Windows-faced man & Man playing with his robot-dog) awarded at Barakaldo in 2006 I think.
Ochakovsky was the Grand Prize winner in International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest (Turkey) in 1999 and the Jury member of the Contest in 2005.
The following info from a message by Andrey Feldshteyn is forwarded by Julian Pena-Pai:
"We were discussed the outstanding Yuri's art at the CARTUNION just before he died: http://www.cartoonblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3165&start=0&sid=d6fbfb1fb56b11fb810ad84c7de05159"