Ekaterina Tsarova: Vladimir Putin's pal's daughter, 17, dies from 'medical error'
'When your child dies, it seems that you or a part of you is dying,' Ekaterina Tsarova's father Oleg Tsaryov said
Russian investigators are probing the death of the teenage daughter of a former Ukrainian MP, who is also one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest allies. Ekaterina Katya Tsarova, 17, has reportedly died after suffering a bleed on the brain because of a "medical error".
The deceased's father, Oleg Tsaryov, announced the tragic news of his daughter's death after 40 days from the date of her demise. The 51-year-old said that he was so crushed by his daughter's passing last month that he could not bring himself to do it. "When your child dies, it seems that you or a part of you is dying," the wealthy businessman said. "You die with your child, and you regret not being in their place. You are already dead inside, although you may still seem alive outside. My daughter died. I couldn't protect her. I will never forgive myself for this. Part of me lies and hugs her in the grave. Part of me is still alive, but strives to die faster and meet her. Hug her. It would be easier if I believed in an afterlife… I’m not as strong as I thought." Some of the other teen deaths that made news recently include Mikayla Miller, Ma'Khia Bryant and Bennie Hargrove.
Who was Ekaterina Katya Tsarova?
Before her untimely death, the teen used to study at an independent school in the United Kingdom. She was previously a student at Gordonstoun — Prince Charles’ alma mater in Scotland. According to friends of hers, Ekaterina had finished school in Oxford before visiting Dubai and returning to Russia in the summer.
She was quite active on social media, posting her pictures online. She had over 1,500 followers on Instagram. Her last post was from June 8, where she was seen in a black outfit posing in a Dubai restaurant. In another post from May, she wrote, "You better take care of me Lord or you're gonna have me on your hands." It was reported that the Russian state investigators are looking into her death which was caused due to uncontrolled bleeding on the brain due to a “medical error."
Did Ekaterina Katya Tsarova die due to drug overdose?
There were some rumors floating online that Tsarova died from drug overdose or might have taken her own life. Tsaryov angrily hit back at these suggestions, adding that she had complained of headaches for a number of weeks. "God will punish you and your kids for the lie," he told one user.
And he later wrote: “For several weeks (Katya) complained of headaches, and specialists of a private clinic carried out all tests and examinations, but did not make the correct diagnosis. If they had not been mistaken, then Katya could have been saved. They could have pumped out the haematoma. The disease was identified only after autopsy. Now the case is under forensic examination. If the doctors are found to have been negligent, a criminal case will be started. The case is under control of the Russian Investigative Committee.