Local artist Nikolay Papp found dead in Fairfield creek

Police say foul play is not suspected at this time, but an autopsy will be performed.

Police say foul play is not suspected at this time, but an autopsy will be performed. (6/16/13)

FAIRFIELD - Police say the body of a beloved local artist was discovered Saturday morning in a creek in Fairfield.

Investigators say they found Nikolay Papp, a painter and local business owner, in about 2 feet of water in a creek near Riverside Drive and Post Road.

Police say there was no indication of foul play, but they are trying to determine if the man died from an accident or a medical condition. The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

Papp leaves behind a wife and child. A family friend says among the clients and admirers of Papp's artwork were former President Bill Clinton and actress Kathleen Turner.

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Fairfield Artist Drowns

In lieu of flowers, the family of Nikolay Papp is asking that people visit or make a contribution to the New England Fashoin & Design Association
24 B Monroe Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
203-345-0030

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