The Ukrainian journalist, who was attacked in the city of Cherkasy, Ukraine, on 4 May 2019, died in the early hours of 20 June. After the brutal assault, the 57-year-old journalist fell into a coma at a local hospital where he was admitted into an emergency ward. He never regained conscience and died one month and a half after the attack. The police have not so far identified his attackers.
Komarov was known for his investigations and his hard hitting reporting on local authorities. The journalists who knew Vadym Komarov are convinced that the attack on him was motivated by his professional activity.