Merab Chigoev


Age: 65

former prime minister of South Ossetia (a disputed region in Georgia which has been recognized as a de facto independent state that controls its claimed territory in part with the support of Russian troops and another three UN members) from 1998 to 2001 who was a candidate for the Communist Party of South Ossetia in the 2009 parliamentary election as the party received enough votes for 8 seats in the Parliament of South Ossetia, and who was also a justice minister in the cabinet of former South Ossetian prime minister Yury Morozov.

Cause of Death: Car accident

Born: February 15, 1950

Died: January 9, 2016

Tskhinvali, Georgia