Heart fails honoured writer

A writer from Chukotka died after winning the top award in a regional literature competition. Nikolay Kalachev’s heart failed to cope with the excitement.

The award winner suffered a cardiac arrest when he was going down from the stage after a speech, reports the Regnum news agency.

The doctors hastily took him to hospital but couldn’t save the 60-year-ld’s life.

Kalachev’s heart wasn’t working well and earlier he had had surgery done on it.