As reported by Censor.NET, movie critic Serhii Trymbach wrote on social media that the writer succumbed to a serious decease at the age of 81, , reports
"Ivan Drach died in Feofania [hospital] today, June 19. He succumbed to a serious decease this morning. He was 81. The soul of the great poet, the public figure flies away from us ... I talked to his wife Maria last night. There was still a hope. But whatever happened, happened. Ivan Fedorovych willed to bury him in his native village of Telizhentsi near his son Maksym’s grave," Trymbach said.
Ivan Drach was a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter, literary critic, politician, and political activist. He played an important role in the founding of Rukh – the People's Movement of Ukraine – and led the organisation from 1989 to 1992.