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Berezovsky found dead with 'ligature around neck': inquest

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was found lying on the bathroom floor at his British home with a ligature around his neck and the same material on a shower rail, an inquest into his death heard on Thursday. The 67-year-old Kremlin critic was found dead on Saturday in his mansion in Ascot, west of London, sparking frenzied speculation about how he died. A post-mortem examination found his death was consistent with hanging, but toxicology tests are being carried out and it will be several weeks before the results are known.

Berezovsky 'had ligature around neck', inquest hears

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was found lying on his bathroom floor at his British home with a piece of material around his neck and the same material on a shower rail, an inquest into his death heard on Thursday. The 67-year-old Kremlin critic was found on Saturday in his mansion in Ascot, west of London, sparking frenzied speculation about how he died. A post-mortem examination found his death was consistent with hanging, but toxicology tests are being carried out and it will be several weeks before the results are known.

Berezovsky 'had ligature around neck', inquest hears

Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky was found lying on his bathroom floor with a piece of material around his neck and the same material on a shower rail, an inquest into his death heard on Thursday. The 67-year-old was found in his mansion in Ascot, west of London, on Saturday. A post-mortem examination found his death was consistent with hanging, but toxicology tests are being carried out and it will be several weeks before the results are known.

Foul play not impossible in Berezovsky death - police

By Maria Golovnina WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Police believe foul play cannot be completely ruled out in the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, whose body was found at the weekend with a piece of material around his neck, an inquest heard on Thursday. Berezovsky, a sworn enemy of President Vladimir Putin, was found dead on Saturday in a luxury mansion in Ascot.

Britain opens inquest into Berezovsky's unexplained death

By Maria Golovnina LONDON (Reuters) - Britain opens a judicial inquiry into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Thursday to establish how he died in the locked bathroom of his vast mansion near London. Berezovsky, who survived years of intrigue, power struggles and assassination attempts in Russia, was found dead on Saturday in his home in Ascot, a town close to Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle.

Daughter pays tribute to Berezovsky

One of Boris Berezovsky's children paid tribute to her father on Wednesday following his death in Britain at the weekend, saying he was not a "typical parent" but she was proud of him. The 67-year-old Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic was found dead on the floor of his bathroom in his mansion in the upmarket town of Ascot, west of London, on Saturday afternoon. A post-mortem found he had been hanged and police have said they do not believe anyone else was involved in his death.

Britain to hold inquest into Berezovsky death

Britain will open an inquest on Thursday into the death of Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky after a post-mortem found he had been hanged, police said. Detectives are focusing on the 67-year-old tycoon's state of mind in the final days of his life after his body was found in his mansion on Saturday. Friends said he had been deeply depressed in recent weeks and was left distraught by his defeat last year in a multi-million-pound court battle with Roman Abramovich, another Britain-based Russian oligarch who owns English Premier League football club Chelsea.

Berezovsky died from hanging, post-mortem finds

A post-mortem examination on the body of exiled Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky has found the cause of death to be "consistent with hanging", British police said. The findings of a pathologist said there was no sign of a violent struggle. Detectives are focusing on 67-year-old tycoon's state of mind in the final days of his life.

Berezovsky death 'consistent with hanging': police

A post-mortem carried out on the body of Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky on Monday found the cause of death to be "consistent with hanging", British police said. The 67-year-old exile was found dead at his mansion in Ascot, west of London, on Saturday. "The results of the post-mortem examination, carried out by a Home Office pathologist, have found the cause of death is consistent with hanging," said a Thames Valley Police statement. "The pathologist has found nothing to indicate a violent struggle," it added.

Russian tycoon Berezovsky died by hanging - police

By Maria Golovnina LONDON (Reuters) - Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, whose body was found in the locked bathroom of his luxury mansion near London over the weekend, died by hanging, British police said on Monday. An autopsy showed no signs of a violent struggle but further tests would be carried out, including toxicology and histology examinations, police said.
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