MMA star found dead in Moscow after ‘eating poisoned watermelon’
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Russian MMA star Alexander Pisarev, 33, has passed away after reportedly eating a poisoned watermelon. Pisarev was found dead in his Moscow apartment by his father on October 30.
An unnamed member of Pisarev’s team told Tass: “Alexander Pisarev died in his sleep and did not have any chronic health problems. According to preliminary data, death was the result of food poisoning.”
Media outlet, Pravda, claims that Pisarev passed away after he and his wife ate a watermelon. She is understood to have been hospitalised, while Pisarev died. According to the same reports, they also ate other products.
Igor Vladimirovich, the fighter’s father, told Pravda: “I looked into the room — Alexander and his wife were sleeping. I came closer and then realised that my son was no longer breathing.
“There were fractures of the fingers after the last fights, but this is nothing. We all eat the same food, we live together.”
Members of Pisarev’s family insist he was in good health. An autopsy will determine the cause of his death, with the Moscow Region Investigative Committee confirming that an investigation has been launched into the featherweight fighter’s death.
A recently released statement reads: “In Balashikha, an investigation was organized into the death of an athlete as a result of poisoning.
“Investigators, with the participation of a forensic specialist, are conducting an additional inspection of the scene, confiscating items relevant to the investigation, and planning a forensic chemical examination.”
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