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Former Moscow nightclub king discovered useless in US

Wife of millionaire Dan Rapoport confirms the dying of the financier who based the celebrated SOHO Rooms nightclub

Latvian-born millionaire Dan Rapoport, identified for founding Moscow’s unique SOHO Rooms nightclub, has been discovered useless in Washington DC, his spouse Alena confirmed on Wednesday.

While she didn’t present any particulars of his dying, she denied earlier experiences that the 52-year-old businessman had dedicated suicide.

On Tuesday, journalist Yuniya Pugacheva introduced on her Telegram channel that Rapoport had killed himself, however not earlier than apparently letting his canine out right into a park together with some cash and a suicide notice hooked up. The journalist additionally claimed she had seen Rapoport in a London bar in May surrounded by younger girls and recommended that his spouse had left him.

“There were no letters, no suicide, no trip to London and no divorce,” Rapoport’s widow informed the RBK information outlet, including that she was supposed to satisfy her husband within the US.

“We had plans, he had planned meetings, other plans… Dan evacuated us from Kiev and returned to Ukraine to help the country. We were supposed to meet later in the US,” she stated.

Rapaport was born in Riga, Latvia. In the 1980s his household emigrated to the US however after the autumn of the united states in 1991 he went to Moscow to turn out to be an funding banker. In 2007 he co-founded the Soho Rooms membership which grew to become probably the most fashionable nightclubs within the Russian capital, typically frequented by the wealthy and well-known.

After publicly throwing his assist behind Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny, Rapoport left Russia in 2012 and moved again to the US together with his then-wife Irina and two kids. He lived in Washington DC till 2016 earlier than splitting up together with his fiance and promoting their mansion to Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka for $5.5 million.

Since then he had been living in Kiev together with his second spouse Alena, with whom he had a daughter.

Five years in the past, Sergey Tkachenko – one other co-founder of the Soho Rooms – was discovered useless after seemingly leaping out of the window of his house in central Moscow.

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