We have been informed of the death of Igor Uryash, a well-known soloist, accompanist and teacher at the Rimsky-Korasakov Conservatoire in St Petersburg. He was just 48. According to Izvestia, he may have died of exposure.
UPDATE: A friend told Ria-Novosti: ‘I got a call from his telephone, saying Igor is near the entrance. When I arrived, he was no longer breathing. Igor’s body is now at his home, examined by doctors. There was no violent sign of death’.