The wealthy playboy, 29, who was the grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan, is found dead in London
Aisultan Nazarbayev, 29, who was once groomed as a future leader of Kazakhstan and serenaded by Kayne West at his wedding, is said to have died in London from a suspicion of heart failure
A wealthy playboy and grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan has been found dead in London months after claiming to have evidence of high-level corruption linked to Russia.
Aisultan Nazarbayev, 29, who was once groomed as a future leader of Kazakhstan and had Kayne West perform at his wedding, is said to have died in London on Sunday from a suspicion of heart failure.
His death comes months after he claimed he had evidence of high-level corruption amounting to billions of dollars between Kazakhstan and Russia.
In February, he reportedly wrote two posts on his Facebook page requesting political asylum in the UK after claiming he was being harassed by his family.
But his comments were rejected the same day by Kazakh Information and Social Development Minister Dauren Abayev, who claimed that Aisultan was a “drug addict.”
Aisultan had been the favorite grandson of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev.
He attended the prestigious Sandhurst military college, apparently on the recommendation of Prince Andrew.
Aisultan, a former military spy for Kazakhstan, said earlier this year that he had sought political asylum in London after complaining of harassment by his powerful mother, Dariga, the ex-president’s eldest daughter – who is a major political figure in the United States. his homeland.
Yesterday, his mother said in a statement, “My family is devastated by the loss of our beloved Aisultan and we ask for privacy at this very difficult time.”
Aisultan had previously been a member of Chelsea’s youth football academy, a move rumored to have been arranged by club owner Roman Abramovich at the request of Vladimir Putin.
Aisultan had been the favorite grandson of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev (pictured with Russian President Vladimir Putin) and attended Sandhurst, apparently on the recommendation of Prince Andrew
Kanye West received £ 2 million to perform at his wedding in 2013, when Aisultan was still being prepared for Tsarism in Kazakhstan.
His bride was Alima Boranbayeva, then 20, a student at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, daughter of an oil magnate involved in Kazakh-Russian trade.
Aisultan used the family name Nazarbayev because his maternal grandfather, the then president, wanted to prepare him for leadership roles.
His own ex-spy chief father Rakhat Aliyev was expelled from Kazakhstan after falling out with the authoritarian ruler.
His parents were forced to divorce by his grandfather, and his father later died in mysterious circumstances – officially by ‘hanging’ – in a Vienna prison in 2015 after Nazarbayev sought his return to court for murder.
Six months ago, Aisultan is said to have written a post on his Facebook page calling on people in his homeland to ‘unite against the power in the country’.
The post said, ‘We will prove to those at the helm that they are not gods.
They can, of course, chase us, kill us, take away our freedom and even drive us into the most deadlock in life.
‘But trust me, God is with us and we will win. Right now my family is trying to pressure me. ‘
He claimed, ‘I have information about high-level corruption between the government of Russia and Kazakhstan.
Kanye West received £ 2 million to perform at Aisultan’s wedding in 2013, while still being groomed for Tsarism in Kazakhstan
“I’m talking about billions of dollars stolen from the people of Kazakhstan.”
He had previously claimed that in 2017 his mother and stepfather hired private investigators to track him down in London.
This was shortly after he met in person with his grandfather – who continues to lead the security council in Kazakhstan – and warned him of widespread corruption.
He alleged that the Kazakh authorities had taken his passport from a London hotel without his permission, and that the then president yelled at him on the phone.
He also said that he had been drugged during a visit to Moscow and that his wife had been ordered to divorce him.
Previously, in addition to being a football player, he was the vice-president of the Football Association of Kazakhstan and in charge of relations with FIFA and UEFA.
Aisultan went to Sandhurst in 2009 because his grandfather wanted him to follow in the footsteps of British Princes William and Harry, it was reported at the time.
It was also alleged that Prince Andrew – a frequent visitor to Kazakhstan – made it for the dictator to ensure that his grandson received the best military education in Sandhurst.
Aisultan was given a suspended prison sentence last year after biting a police officer on the arm after he was arrested in a West End apartment.