WINDSOR, March 26. / ITAR-TASS /. Boris Berezovsky had been a bankrupt and had debts in the last months of his life. Oligarchs’ bodyguard Avi Navama said it at the opening inquest Coroner's Court.
"Boris said that he was a bankrupt, that his debts amounted to 200 million pounds, and he cannot repay it. Berezovsky said that he was the poorest man in the world," Navama noted.
"Berezovsky was distressed for the defeat in a London court case against Roman Abramovich. For the last four months he was depressed and he was taking anti-depressant medicine. He discussed with me the best ways to commit suicide," Navama emphasized.
The inquest began with a statement of the Majesty’s Coroner for Berkshire Peter Bedford. "There is no doubt that Berezovsky died," he said. The aim of the two-day hearing is to clarify the circumstances and causes of the ensuing death.
The business tycoon, who has been put on the wanted list in Russia since April 1999, was found dead at the age of 67 years in the bathroom of his countryside house in the town of Ascot not far from London on March 23, 2013. According to unofficial unconfirmed theory, the businessman could have committed suicide.