Ilya Segalovich, who co-founded Russian search engine Yandex, has passed away at the age of 48.
He was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year and entered into a coma on Thursday before succumbing to the illness.
Segalovich established the company with school friend and business parter Arkady Volozh 16 years ago.
One of Russia's biggest internet companies, Yandex is valued at £6.5 billion.
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