Historian and writer Oleksa Haivoronskyi died in the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qirim).
This was reported by the Crimea SOS organisation.
He died following a long illness.
Oleksa Haivoronskyi researched the history of the peninsula, worked as a museum employee at the Bağçasaray Palace, and hosted historical programmes on the ATR TV channel.
He was also a screenwriter: he created the script for the first Crimean Tatar children's fairy tale, Hıdır Dede, researched the biography of Ismaiil Hasprinskyi for the film The Translator and the biography of Bekir Çoban-zade for the film The Way of the Dzhigit (in the North Caucasus and Central Asia a skilful and brave person - TN).
Haivoronskyi was the author of the book "The Country of Crimea" and created a two-volume book "Lords of the Two Continents" about Crimea (Qirim) in the 15th - 18th centuries.
The Crimean Tatars media outlet called him "a great friend of the Crimean Tatar people".