A professional fighter has tragically lost his life at a young age.
33-year-old Aleksandr Pisarev reportedly passed away after being hospitalized with suspected food poisoning. His wife was also reportedly hospitalized. Many reports are stating Pisarev suffered food poisoning from a watermelon, while others have suggested the fighter died of opioid poisoning.
“Alexander Pisarev died in his sleep and did not have any chronic health problems,” a member of Pisarev’s Tomahawk team told Tass.ru. “According to preliminary data, death was the result of food poisoning.”
Igor Vladimirovich, the fighter’s father, returned to his apartment after walking the family’s dog to find that he was no longer breathing.
‘I looked into the room — Alexander and his wife were sleeping,’ Vladimirovich is quoted as saying by Pravda. ‘I came closer and then realized that my son was no longer breathing.
‘There were fractures of the fingers after the last fights, but this is nothing. We all eat the same food, we live together.’
Relatives of Pisarev insist he was in good health and obtained no chronic diseases. An autopsy will determine the cause of his death.
‘Investigators, with the participation of a forensic specialist, are conducting an additional inspection of the scene, confiscating items relevant to the investigation, and planning a forensic chemical examination.’
His Tomahawk team said in a statement: ‘My brother, my friend, my student! Words cannot express the extent of the loss. Alexander Pisarev is the standard of friendship, decency and courage of a Russian person.
‘I and we will miss you!!! Rest in peace our brother.’