Ravil Maganov, the chairman of the Russian oil giant Lukoil, is said to have died after falling from a hospital window in Moscow.
The company stated that Maganov, who was 67 years old, had “passed away following a severe illness” in their confirmation of his passing.
According to reports in Russian media, he passed away from his wounds while he was being treated at Moscow’s Central Clinical Hospital.
Maganov is one of the most recent high-profile business executive to pass away under mysterious circumstances. His death comes after those of a number of other prominent business executives.
Those in charge of the investigation stated that they were currently working at the scene to determine the circumstances surrounding his death. The Tass news agency cited sources as saying that he had committed suicide early on Thursday morning by jumping from a window on the sixth floor, but later clarified that he had actually fallen from the window.
Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, the board of directors of Lukoil issued a call for the conflict to end as quickly as possible and expressed sympathy for the people who had been affected by “this tragedy.”
After the United Kingdom placed sanctions against him in response to the invasion, the country’s billionaire president, Vagit Alekperov, resigned in April.
In the past few months, a number of Russian energy oligarchs have passed away under mysterious circumstances:
In April, the body of Sergei Protosenya, a millionaire and former manager at Novatek, was discovered at a villa in Spain, along with the bodies of his wife and daughter.
Also, in the month of April, the bodies of a former vice-president of Gazprombank named Vladislav Avayev were discovered in their apartment in Moscow, along with those of his wife and daughter.
Alexander Subbotin, a former tycoon at Lukoil, passed away in May from heart failure. According to reports, he had sought alternative treatment from a shaman prior to his passing.
The largest privately held company in Russia is called Lukoil. It was stated in the company’s statement that one of the reasons the company had grown to become one of the largest energy companies in the world was due to Maganov’s managerial ability.
In 1993, he started working for a privately held oil company, and in 2013, he was promoted to the position of chairman. A lifetime achievement award was awarded to him by Vladimir Putin, the current President of Russia, three years ago.
Maganov had been receiving treatment at a hospital that is known for having patients from Russia’s political and business elite among its patient population. This hospital is located on the western outskirts of Moscow.
Mikhail Gorbachev passed away on Tuesday at the Central Clinical Hospital, and on Thursday morning, President Putin paid a visit to the hospital to lay flowers next to the casket where he was laid to rest.