Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of the Russian search engine Yandex, has died in a London hospital after a rapid physical deterioration. He was 48.
Segalovich was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year and was responding to treatment. Last Wednesday, he went to hospital with head pains. On Thursday he was pronounced brain dead.
Yandex is Russia’s biggest search engine, valued at $10bn. A tribute page has opened here. Some aspects of this story are not altogether transparent.