Igor Sosin Biography — Wiki
Igor Sosin is a Russian billionaire who has reportedly been found dead in Zanzibar five years after his son strangled his second wife with a phone cable. Sosin, a retail magnate and portfolio investor, recovered from coronavirus earlier this year.
Sosin’s death came on a festive holiday with his daughter Taisia, 18, and a mystery woman.
Igor Sosin Age
Igor Sosin was 53 years old at the time of death.
Igor Sosin Death and Cause of Death
Igor Sosin was reported to have been going through a divorce with his third wife at the time of his death. His family said he could not be woken and doctors pronounced him dead and the cause of death is not yet established. Sosin was known for his love of lavish parties, yachts, tennis and skiing.
Sosin was often seen on the Cote d’Azur resorts, and once spent several million pounds on a collection of dresses belonging to Sharon Stone which he gifted to one of his wives.
In the US, he often rented a luxury house on Ox Pasture Lane in elite Southampton for almost £650,000, a property boasting 10 acres, two pools and a 50ft water fountain. He famously held a swanky Fourth of July party at the property.
In 2013, Sosin was reported to have paid more than £200,000 for Truman Capote’s 1958 typed manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The family had been hit by tragedy previously, when his son Egor, then 19, strangled and repeatedly struck his mother – Sosin’s second wife Anastasia – with a phone charger cable.
He confessed to the killing claiming he wanted to ‘expel the devil’ from inside her when they stayed at a hotel in Kazan. Egor did not face trial after being diagnosed with an unspecified ‘acute mental disorder’. He was later released from a specialist psychiatric hospital after successful psychiatric treatment.
What we know so far about Igor Sosin
Igor Sosin senior had founded pioneering Russian retail outlets Starik Hottabych and Modi after the fall of the Soviet Union.
He was also a former co-owner of OBI hypermarkets. He was credited with bringing household goods and do-it-yourself stores to the Russian market.
He also branched into pet stores. Sosin had recovered from coronavirus several months ago. He had intended to celebrate the New Year in Zanzibar.
His estranged third wife, Inna, was flying back to Moscow from a trip to the Bahamas after receiving news of his death.