Alexander Litvinenko


Age: 44

Russian spy who challenged the Russian regime of president Vladimir Putin and was unbowed in his pursuit of information about the death of an investigative journalist after he publicly accused Putin of being behind the killing of journalist Anna Politovskaya who was gunned down on October 7, 2006 outside her Moscow apartment building, but who recently fell ill and claimed that the Russian government had ordered his poisoning after doctors found the toxic radioactive element polonium-210 in his urine.

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Born: August 30, 1962

Died: November 23, 2006

London, England