Russian tycoon found dead: Boris Berezovsky was found in his Surrey, England, home, dead. Cause of death is not known yet. But there is speculation that the once-wealthy Russian tycoon committed suicide.
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Boris Berezovsky, once a wealthy Russian oligarch, was found dead in his home in Surrey, England.
The cause of death is unknown at this time. But speculation that Berezovsky committed suicide is rampant, especially in Russian media.
Two things are prompting the speculation. First, a Russian lawyer, Alexander Dobrovinsky, was among the first to announce his death and posted in social media the following, according to RT.com:
“Just got a call from London. Boris Berezovsky committed suicide. He was a difficult man. A move of disparity? Impossible to live poor? A strike of blows? I am afraid no one will get to know now,”
There's no indication of the quality of Dobrovinsky's source. Certainly, British police have not yet made public a cause of death.
The second factor fueling the suicide talk is the very public decline in Berezovsky's wealth. He had lost several court cases and was known to be selling off real estate, a yacht, and art to raise funds. As The Guardian of London reports: