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Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky died by hanging, say British police

  • The death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, a former mathematician and staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin, was "consistent with hanging", according to the results of a post-mortem examination.

    Berezovsky was found dead at his home in Ascot, England on Saturday.

    Police officials said there was no evidence so far that a "third party" was involved.

    According to media reports, the businessman may have committed suicide after losing a $6 billion dollar court case to soccer club owner, Roman Abramovich.

    Berezovsky, 67, was once a member of the Kremlin's political elite. He helped Putin rise to power but was later forced to flee into exile in Britain after pledging to overthrow the Russian leader over allegations of curbing freedoms won after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.

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