Documents say that the death of Mikhail Lesin, who died in a Washington, D.C. hotel room in 2015, came after he suffered a complete fracture of his neck, according to the Associated Press.
The report, by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, found no “clear-cut evidence” of foul play in the death. The cause of death was officially listed as accidental and occurring due to falling repeatedly while intoxicated.
Lesin was known for setting up a company in Russia to sell tv advertising, and later worked under Putin as his media czar, and founding the television network Russia Today.
According to the Associated Press, he reportedly fell out of favor with the Putin government prior to his death.