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Toronto Star: Well-known Ukrainian artist dies young

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Aug. 15, 2012 09:40
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Ukrainian artist in Canada Oleh Valenyuk died unexpectedly and virtually penniless, leaving his family unable to pay his funeral costs.
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He arrived in Canada from Ukraine in 2000, fuelled by the promise of artistic opportunity and success

As both immigrant and artist, he defied the odds by achieving success and recognition immediately following his arrival into Canada.

But 12 years later, Oleh Valenyuk died unexpectedly and virtually penniless, leaving his family unable to pay his funeral costs and Toronto’s Ukrainian artistic community without one of its most prolific creators.

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