Violinist Found Dead, Hanged At Her Father’s Mansion

Violinist Found Dead, Hanged At Her Father’s Mansion Credit: Facebook

AN INQUEST heard today that Katya, who was a student at the £12,600-a-term Wycombe Abbey boarding school in Buckinghamshire, had been struggling with GCSE stress.

The gifted teenage violinist had been on a gap year before starting her A-Levels when she died.

The inquest heard how just eight days before she was found hanged at her father’s mansion she had performed at the Royal Opera House.

The 17-year-old was daughter of Russian banker Igor Tsukanov and was found dead at the family £9m home in west London on June 18 this year.

Katya had trained at the Royal College of Music and had been named best young musician of the year at last year’s Suoni dal Golfo festival in Italy.

It was reported during the hearing that Katya had previously suffered from exam stress but had appeared happier in the months before she was found dead and had hoped to apply to go the American universities Harvard or Yale.

Speaking during the inquest the coroner Dr Radcliff informed that she had been told that there had been no previous attempt at suicide and that Katya had seen a psychologist in 2018 because of exam stress.

It was reported that Katya had been out with friends the night of the incident, she had returned home at about 2.30am, gone out again and then was last online – showed by mobile phone downloads – at 3.21am and was believed to have returned to the home address at that point and was let in by her father.

After the hour-long hearing, as informed by the Daily Mail, coroner Dr Radcliff concluded that the incident was a case of ´misadventure` where Katya ‘deliberately undertook an act that had unexpected consequences.’

Igor Tsukanov initially believed that his daughter’s taken a cocktial of drugs known as a ‘Calvin Klein’, which may have contributed to her death, but the inquest heard that Katya had alcohol but no drugs in her system. She died from fatal compression to the neck.

Mr Tsukanov and his wife Natasha Tsukanova run the Tsukanov Family Foundation, which is involved in funding the arts and music.

After his daughter’s death, Mr Tsukanove told The Daily Telegraph that his daughter was ´so happy´ and that she had such a `bright future’

Sadly acknowledging that his daughter was a clever girl who made a ‘one bad choice’.

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