A former help to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was found passed in a US final year, died of blunt force mishap to a head, officials say.
Mikhail Lesin also had blunt force injuries to a neck, torso, arms and legs, Washington DC’s arch medical investigator pronounced after a post-mortem.
The 57-year-old was found during a city’s Dupont Circle hotel.
Lesin was former Russian press apportion and a one-time conduct of a absolute Gazprom-Media Holding group.
After his death, his family members were quoted by Russian media as observant that he had a heart attack.
The arch medical investigator supposing no serve details.
Meanwhile, military orator Dustin Sternbeck pronounced a box remained underneath investigation, a Washington Post reported.
He declined to contend either a autopsy formula meant a crime might have been committed.
Russian unfamiliar method mouthpiece Maria Zakharova pronounced Moscow was now awaiting “clarification from Washington and applicable central information on a swell of a investigation”.
In 2014, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker called for an review into Lesin, observant his happening “raises critical questions”.
The senator pronounced Lesin had bought skill value $28m (£19.6m) in Los Angeles for his family after finishing work as a polite servant.
Sen Wicker asked how a former polite menial would have been means to buy and say costly property, and voiced regard a squeeze might have concerned people and groups on a US sanctions list.
The senator also pronounced Lesin “led a Kremlin’s bid to bury Russia’s eccentric radio outlets”.
Lesin was for a prolonged time deliberate one of a many successful total on a Russian media stage and in a corridors of power.
He worked as an help to a presidency between 2004 and 2009, when he helped advise on a origination of a news channel Russia Today (now famous as RT).
He quiescent from Gazprom-Media in 2014.
After his death, President Putin spoke of Lesin’s “enormous contribution” to Russian media.