Ilya Ilf (Yechiel Leib Faynzilberg) - biography
Ilya Ilf (Iehiel-Leyb (Ilya) Arnoldovich Faynzilberg; (Russian: Илья Арнольдович Файнзильберг, Ukrainian: Ієхієл-Лейб Арно́льдович Файнзільберг); October 15 [O.S. October 3] 1897 in Odessa – April 13, 1937) was an extremely popular Soviet author of the 1920s and 1930s, who worked in collaboration with Yevgeni Petrov. See Ilf and Petrov for more info.
Ilya Ilf died from tuberculosis.