Billionaire's death in Ascot

The death of the Russian billionaire and oligarch, Boris A Berezovsky, is being investigated by Thames Valley Police. The critic of Putin died at Ascot in Berkshire.

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Russian oligarch dies in Berkshire

Boris Berezovsky, (centre), addressing the media as he leaves the High Court in August last year Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The exiled businessman, who last year lost a multibillion-pound High Court fight with Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, was found dead at his home in Berkshire.

A spokesman for his company, Bell Pottinger, said Berezovsky was found at his home in Ascot, Berkshire.

"His body was found by his bodyguard," he said.

It was widely reported the former mathematics professor had taken his own life, but that was not officially confirmed.

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