Violinist who died in London was Dagestani official’s granddaughter and billionaire’s daughter
A few hours before her death, Ekaterina Tsukanova performed at London’s Royal Opera House.
Details about the death of Ekaterina Tsukanova, 17, in London have been reported. She had moved to the city with her family in the 90s.
Her father, Igor Tsukanov, is a billionaire philanthropist and collector and a sponsor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Forbes featured an article about Tsukanov in 2017, where the businessman said that he had a passion for paintings. A few years ago, he gave 10 paintings to Centre Georges Pompidou. The total value of the works is estimated at 700-800 thousand dollars.
Ekaterina's mother, Natalya, founded Xenon Capital Partners, where she was in charge of finance.
Ekaterina's grandfather was the Minister of Agriculture of Dagestan.
According to media reports, an overdose of a narcotic substance, known as calvin klein, could have been the cause of the death. At the age of 13, Ekaterina got into the Tatler’s Million Dollar Baby section, where she shared her impressions of a joint concert with Vladimir Spivakov.