“The man fell out of the window of the sixth floor and died from his injuries,” a source told TASS.
Lukoil confirmed the death of its chairman on Thursday in a statement posted on its website.
Ravil Maganov “passed away after a serious illness,” Lukoil reported, without mentioning the fall. “Maganov made a huge contribution to the development of not only the company, but the entire Russian oil and gas industry.”
“We express our sincere sympathy to all the victims affected by this tragedy,” the company’s board of directors said in a statement to shareholders, employees and customers. “We strongly support a lasting ceasefire and the resolution of issues through serious negotiations and diplomacy.”
The firm produces over 2% of the world’s crude oil and employs over 100,000 people.
On Thursday, RIA Novosti, citing a law enforcement source, said that Maganov “most likely committed suicide.”
“The investigating authorities are working on the spot to establish the causes of the incident,” the RIA source said.
At least five prominent Russian businessmen have committed suicide since the end of January, according to previous CNN reports.