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No fresh information concerning the investigation into the death of Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky in the UK is likely to appear in the next couple of months, a spokeswoman for the coroner’s office told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

LONDON, May 7 (RIA Novosti) – No fresh information concerning the investigation into the death of Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky in the UK is likely to appear in the next couple of months, a spokeswoman for the coroner’s office told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

“We need to collect lots of information. To be honest, I do not think there will be any news in next couple of months,” she said.

The 67-year-old self-exiled tycoon was found dead in the bathroom of his home in Ascot in southern England on March 23. The official cause of death has not yet been announced, but a post-mortem examination found that the death was consistent with hanging.

Police said at the time there was nothing to indicate a violent struggle, and have subsequently conducted toxicology and tissue tests on the body, the results of which are expected to help determine the exact cause of death.

The date of his funeral remains unknown as Berezovsky’s family does not want to make public any details. UK police said last week that the funeral would take place on May 6. However, Dozhd TV channel said on Tuesday, citing a source close to the late businessman’s family, that the ceremony had been postponed until May 8, following the media leak.

The coroner’s office spokeswoman said she had no information about the funeral date.

 

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