Russian billionaire, 53, is found dead in Zanzibar months after recovering from Covid


Russian billionaire, 53, who was hit by tragedy in 2015 when his son killed his second wife with a phone cable is found dead in Zanzibar months after recovering from Covid

  • Igor Sosin has died on holiday with his daughter and a mystery woman
  • The retail magnate and portfolio investor recovered from Covid earlier this year
  • He is said to be divorcing his third wife and the cause of death is not established
  • Igor’s son Egor strangled and struck his mother Anastasia to death in 2015

A Russian billionaire has been found dead in Zanzibar five years after his son strangled his second wife with a phone cable. 

Igor Sosin, a retail magnate and portfolio investor, recovered from coronavirus earlier this year. 

The 53-year-old’s death came on a festive holiday with his daughter Taisia, 18, and a mystery woman.

Russian billionaire Igor Sosin has been found dead while on a family holiday in Zanzibar

In 2015, Igor's son Egor, then 19, strangled and repeatedly struck his mother - Sosin's second wife Anastasia - with a phone charger cable (pictured together)

In 2015, Igor’s son Egor, then 19, strangled and repeatedly struck his mother – Sosin’s second wife Anastasia – with a phone charger cable (pictured together)

Sosin was reported to have been going through a divorce with his third wife at the time of his death.

His family said he could not be woken and doctors pronounced him dead and the cause of death is not yet established.

Sosin was known for his love of lavish parties, yachts, tennis and skiing.

He was often seen on the Cote d’Azur resorts, and once spent several million pounds on a collection of dresses belonging to Sharon Stone which he gifted to one of his wives.

The 53-year-old's death came on a festive holiday with his daughter Taisia (pictured), 18, and a mystery woman

The 53-year-old’s death came on a festive holiday with his daughter Taisia (pictured), 18, and a mystery woman

Sosin, pictured with his now estranged third wife Inna (third from right) was known for his love of lavish parties, yachts, tennis and skiing

Sosin, pictured with his now estranged third wife Inna (third from right) was known for his love of lavish parties, yachts, tennis and skiing

In the US, he often rented a luxury house on Ox Pasture Lane in elite Southampton for almost £650,000, a property boasting 10 acres, two pools and a 50ft water fountain.

He famously held a swanky Fourth of July party at the property.

In 2013, Sosin was reported to have paid more than £200,000 for Truman Capote’s 1958 typed manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

The family had been hit by tragedy previously, when his son Egor, then 19, strangled and repeatedly struck his mother – Sosin’s second wife Anastasia – with a phone charger cable.

Egor did not face trial for killing his mother (pictured) after being diagnosed with an unspecified 'acute mental disorder'

Egor did not face trial for killing his mother (pictured) after being diagnosed with an unspecified ‘acute mental disorder’

He was later released from a specialist psychiatric hospital after successful psychiatric treatment

He was later released from a specialist psychiatric hospital after successful psychiatric treatment

He confessed to the killing claiming he wanted to ‘expel the devil’ from inside her when they stayed at a hotel in Kazan.

Egor did not face trial after being diagnosed with an unspecified ‘acute mental disorder’.

He was later released from a specialist psychiatric hospital after successful psychiatric treatment.

Sonin senior had founded pioneering Russian retail outlets Starik Hottabych and Modi after the fall of the Soviet Union.

In 2013, Sosin was reported to have paid more than £200,000 for Truman Capote's 1958 typed manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany's

In 2013, Sosin was reported to have paid more than £200,000 for Truman Capote’s 1958 typed manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sosin had recovered from coronavirus several months ago and had intended to celebrate the New Year in Zanzibar while undergoing his divorce with Inna (pictured)

Sosin had recovered from coronavirus several months ago and had intended to celebrate the New Year in Zanzibar while undergoing his divorce with Inna (pictured) 

He was also a former co-owner of OBI hypermarkets.

He was credited with bringing household goods and do-it-yourself stores to the Russian market.

He also branched into pet stores.

Sosin had recovered from coronavirus several months ago. He had intended to celebrate the New Year in Zanzibar.

His estranged third wife, Inna, was flying back to Moscow from a trip to the Bahamas after receiving news of his death.

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