LONDON, May 8 (RIA Novosti) – Russian-born businessman Boris Berezovsky, who died at his home near London in March, was laid to rest at the Brookwood Cemetery in the UK county of Surrey on Wednesday.
“The guests are leaving, they are reluctant to talk to journalists,” an eyewitness told RIA Novosti.
About 60 people were present, including Berezovsky’s close friend, Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev, along with the deceased oligarch’s three ex-wives and his daughter Yelizaveta.
Journalists were not allowed at the funeral, the date and location of which were kept secret to keep the media away.
According to eyewitnesses, the casket remained closed during the ceremony.
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.