Boris Berezovsky, the exiled Russian tycoon, has been found dead at his home inSurrey, news agencies reported on Saturday.
There was no immediate information on how Berezovsky, who was 67 and who has lived in the UK since 2000, had died.
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Russian media reported that Berezovsky had been found dead in his bath at his Surrey home at 11am on Saturday and that coroners were in attendance.
The Interfax news agency cited a relative, whom it did not name, as saying Berezovsky’s death had occurred at his home.
It also cited a Russian lawyer for Berezovsky, Alexander Dobrovinsky, as saying he had died.
Berezovsky has long been a wanted man in Russia and has been a dedicated opponent of Russian president Vladimir Putin for more than a decade.
In that case, Berezovsky claimed he was intimidated by Mr Abramovich into selling shares in Russian oil company Sibneft.
Berezovsky had been claiming £3bn ($4.7bn) in damages. However, the court ruled in Mr Abramovich’s favour, with a judge delivering a scathing judgment of Berozovsky, saying he had been an “inherently unreliable” witness.
The legal costs of that case are thought to be upwards of £100m, and Berezovsky has also faced expenses from other court battles and a divorce.
Berezovsky is a former Kremlin power broker who came to prominence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the rise of Boris Yeltsin. But his fortunes declined dramatically after Mr Putin established himself as Russian president.
Berezovsky had helped Mr Putin rise to power in the late 1990s. But he went into opposition and then self-imposed exile after the new president consolidated his power in 2000.
Berezovsky has survived numerous assassination attempts. He was closely allied toAlexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer killed by polonium posioning in 2006. Litvinenko was alleged by some unnamed British security officials to have been killed at the behest of the Russian state.