Liliya Novikova Biography
Liliya Novikova was a dubbed Russia‘s ‘sexiest poker player’ has been found dead from a suspected massive electric shock in her bathroom.
Liliya Novikova had been alone at home and her body was discovered on the floor of her bathroom in Moscow.
She is believed to have been charging her phone or another device in the bathroom when she was electrocuted.
Ms Novikova was highly skilled with numbers with a first class degree in engineering from a top Russian university.
Liliya Novikova Age
Liliya Novikova was 26 years old.
Liliya was a design engineer who graduated from the prestigious Bauman Moscow State Technical University – the second oldest educational institution in the country.
Lilya Novikova Sexiest Poker Player
She is reported to have had a contract with PokerStars online card room, and ran her own web masterclasses and workshops for beginners.
Russia’s Channel 5 mourned the death of the country’s ‘sexiest poker player’.
She had also previously been described as Russia’s ‘most beautiful poker player’.
Ms Novikova’s parents became worried when she did not answer her phone in her flat on prestigious Kutuzovsky Prospekt.
Videos showed her teaching poker and congratulating Russian military men on the Day of the Motherland Defender in February.
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Ms Novikova was also a keen cyclist, snowboarder, rower and boxer.
She ran her own online shop for poker-themed clothing.
The administrator of her official group on Vkontakte social media posted: ‘I do not know how to present such news, I have been thinking for a while and it is very hard for me to write this.
Liliya Novikova Death
They asked a neighbour to check the apartment, and her body was found on the bathroom floor.
The Russian Investigative Committee said: ‘During the first checks of young woman’s dead body, signs of electric shock trauma were registered.’
Some reports say the device, thought to be her phone, was ‘faulty’ but others say she died because she banged her head as a result of the electric shock.
Hallan muerta a la estrella rusa del póker
Liliya Novikova de 26 años, conocida como “la jugadora de póquer más sexy de Rusia” fue encontrada muerta el pasado sábado en su casa por una supuesta descarga eléctrica, estaba cargando el teléfono u otro dispositivo electrónico cuando pic.twitter.com/8mB6o8ST1M
— Observador24 (@ElObservadorWeb) June 14, 2019
A postmortem is to be held.
Lilya Novikova Cause of Death (Electrocution)
According to Russian local media, Lilya died after electrocuting herself with a hairdryer. Russia’s Investigative Committee, an official government body, said there were signs of electrocution injuries on Ms Novikova’s body.
The administrator of her official group on Vkontakte social media posted: “I do not know how to present such news, I have been thinking for a while and it is very hard for me to write this. (Liliya) is dead. Yesterday, an accident. She is not here anymore. She has left us.”
Evening Standard: Liliya Novikova: Poker player and famous Russian Instagrammer dies in accident at home.
Liliya Novikova, was electrocuted in her bath while using her hairdryer, according to Russian media reports.https://t.co/t898suezmT
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After her death, PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis said; “she had such a good influence on poker/twitch community through her hard work and efforts. I’ve always admired all the many different things she did. What a tragic loss, and so young.”
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Liliya Novikova, 26, had been alone at her home when her body was discovered
- Famous in Russia, she had a first class degree in engineering from top university
- Ms Novikova has been described as the ‘sexiest poker player’ in Russia by media
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