Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has died in London, three weeks after apparently being poisoned. He was in intensive care at University College Hospital, when his condition deteriorated rapidly. Scotland Yard is investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. A hospital spokesman confirmed the news without giving any information as to what may have caused the mysterious malady that afflicted the former KGB agent. Initially it was reported Litvinenko had been poisoned with the toxic metal thallium.
Investigations are focussing on the last weeks of his life. Litvinenko said he took tea with two Russians at a London hotel before meeting a contact at a sushi restaurant.