Exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in a bath at his home in the UK.
It is believed the former billionaire, who had fallen out with the Kremlin, took his own life but no reports have been confirmed.
Lord Bell, the advertising and PR executive, confirmed his death, adding: “His body was found by his bodyguard.
“No other details are available at this time.”
Thames Valley Police confirmed they had launched an investigation into the death of a 67-year-old man at a property in Ascot, Berkshire.
His death was “currently unexplained” and a “full inquiry under way”, police said.