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Berezovsky died from hanging

A post-mortem into the death of the Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged. A pathologist found nothing to indicate a violent struggle, a spokesman for Thames Valley Police said.

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  1. Juliet Bremner - ITV News Correspondent

Friends of Russian tycoon believe he took his own life

Thames Valley Police, who are investigating the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, have said they have no evidence of any third party involvement, which suggests they probably think he took his own life.

Yet they say they still want to talk to close friends and they are accutely aware of all the suspicions that have been thrown up as a result of this untimely death.

But it has to be said most friends do seem to think he probably took his own life. They talk about him being a broken man.

There was one quote which said the Russians didn't need to kill him because six months ago he was devastated by the British courts - a reference to his legal defeat to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

It cost him £70 million. And, perhaps more importantly for a proud man, it shredded his reputation.

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