Dan Rapoport, a businessman who was born in Latvia and was best known for owning the exclusive SOHO Rooms nightclub in Moscow, was found dead in Washington, DC, according to his wife Alena, who made the announcement on Wednesday.
As a co-owner of the illustrious nightclub Soho Rooms in Moscow during the turbulent 1990s in Russia, the industrialist rose to prominence and garnered a lot of infamy.
In addition to this, he was connected to Alexei Navalny, a critic of the Kremlin who was imprisoned, and he was involved in bringing attention to allegations of corruption against Vladimir Putin.
On account of his passing and the unexplained circumstances surrounding the message he allegedly left as a suicide note, there has been a discussion on the internet.
Obituary: Dan Rapoport Mysterious Death Amid The Suicide Note
After the untimely death of a nightclub entrepreneur and Putin opponent in Washington, DC, “after releasing a dog with a message and cash,” rumors are circulating on the internet that the man committed “suicide.” This has caused the internet to hum with activity.
On the evening of August 14, just before six o’clock in the evening, the body of 52-year-old Dan Rapoport was found outside the 2400 M Apartments.
Alongside his lifeless body, a broken cellphone, $2,620 in cash, a keyring with a lanyard, and a damaged white headphone were discovered in the roadway.
Yuniya Pugacheva, who had previously worked as an editor at Tatler, initially stated that he had let his dog out in a park while also carrying a suicide note and some money. In addition, the police department for the metropolitan area of Washington, DC verified on Wednesday to DailyMail.com that they have no reason to suspect any illegal behavior.
After the news of his departure was disseminated across the internet, people from all over the world began to express their condolences and write obituaries for the kind and gentle spirit.
Tributes On Twitter: What Is His Actual Cause Of Death?
An investigation into Rapoport’s passing was still going on when he passed away, therefore the reason for his passing is not yet known.
Twitter is currently trending over the news that Dan Rapoport has passed away. At the same time, a staff writer at Golf Digest with a similar name, Dan Rapaport, is trending for his tweets on Patrick Reed’s lawsuit against Brandel Chamblee and Golf Channel for defamation in United States District Court.
The Businessman Shared Family With Two Wives
According to an article published by the Daily Mail, it is said that Rapoport has two wives, the first of whom is named Irina, and the second of whom is named Alena.
Even though the precise date of his marriage to his first wife, Irina, is unknown, the couple divorced the following year in 2016.
After getting a divorce from his first wife, he went to Kyiv, where he started a new investment firm and re-entered politics. In December of the same year, he sold the mansion that he and his former wife had shared for $5.5 million to Donald and Melania Trump.
From 2012 until 2016, the successful entrepreneur Rapoport lived in Washington, DC, with his first wife, Irina. During that time, he was the proprietor of the famous Soho Rooms club in Moscow.
Up until last year, his second wife, a Ukrainian virologist named Alena, and their little daughter had been living in Kyiv with him. After the outbreak in February, he sent them to Denmark with the instructions to get them to the United States before he returned to the United States.
In a similar manner, Alena asserted that Rapoport had relocated his family to another country and that he was attempting to have them brought to the United States while he was still present in the country.
His Wife Denies The Claims About His Suicidal Death
Alena, his widow, angrily refuted the allegations that her husband had committed suicide, telling a Russian news site that “there were no notes, no suicide.”
She disproved the journalist Yunia Pugacheva’s claim that Rapoport had let his dog go in a nearby park. After breaking up with Alena earlier and being spotted in London, she subsequently left a message and some cash behind for her family.
Alena indicated that investigations were being carried out, but she did not provide any specifics regarding her spouse’s cause of death or the manner in which he or she passed away.
“In light of the fact that he had other commitments, we had arranged to meet. Dan escorted us out of Kyiv and then went back to serve his country when we were safely out of the city. The next time we were scheduled to get together was going to be in the United States.
Latvian-Born Millionaire Net Worth Before Death
Before he passed away, it was said that Dan had a net worth that was in the millions of dollars. Nevertheless, the estimates of his wealth and value are currently being revised.
Born in Riga, Latvia, when Latvia was still a part of the Soviet Union, Rapoport began his professional career in the late 1990s and early 2000s working for a variety of financial organizations in Russia. In 2007, he established the world-famous Soho Rooms in the Russian capital of Moscow.
Alexei Navalny, a critic of the Kremlin who is currently serving time in prison, was a former associate of Rapoport’s. It is believed that Rapoport supported Navalny when Russia’s opposition won power in 2012, following Putin’s return to the presidency of Russia.