The British former husband of Russian spy Anna Chapman died prematurely at the age of 36, MailOnline can reveal.
Alex Chapman’s family have insisted there was nothing suspicious about his death two years ago from natural causes. ‘It was very distressing at the time, but he died from natural causes,’ said a member of the family.
‘There was nothing suspicious about his death. His father dealt with everything and it was very sad but I don’t want to go into any further details.’
Alex Chapman, the British former husband of Russian spy Anna Chapman, has died aged 36, MailOnline can reveal
Secret agent Anna Chapman was involved in the controversial spy swap deal involving Sergei Skripal between Russia and the US in 2010
Former public schoolboy Alex (pictured) was married to Anna Chapman for four years before they divorced in 2006
His father Kevin confirmed to MailOnline that his son had died. ‘It was two years ago and that is all I will say,’ he said.
Alex’s last known address was in Bournemouth, Dorset, where he is believed to have passed away.
His ex wife was accused of being part of a one of the biggest Soviet spy rings ever uncovered while living in New York.
She was sent back to Moscow in 2010 as part of a spy exchange that saw Sergei Skripal jailed for spying for MI5 – sent to the UK.
The 66-year-old is now in a critical condition in a Salisbury hospital after being deliberately poisoned by Russian agents acting on the orders of the Kremlin.
Chapman, who despite her divorce in 2006 has maintained her married name, returned to Moscow a heroine and is said to be a millionaires and working a TV host and entrepreneur.
Her husband, who at the time was a trainee psychologist, found himself at the centre of biggest spy scandal for decades when it was revealed his flame haired ex-wife had been tasked with seducing power brokers in the US capital Washington DC.
Alex’s family insisted there was nothing suspicious about his death two years ago from natural causes. Pictured: Alex with glamorous Russian spy Anna Chapman in their earlier years
Alex told how his wife might have been part of the cold war – but was red hot in bed.
He revealed she was ‘great in bed’ and had a collection of sex toys and they had once joined the Mile High Club.
Alex also produced topless photos of his ex-wife saying: ‘Anya was great in bed and she knew exactly what to do. The sex was great and she had this incredible body’.
The former public schoolboy added that she had a penchant for whips and nipple clamps.
The couple had met in 2001 at a rave in London while Anna was still a student and Alex described her as the most beautiful woman he had ever met.
They were married in Moscow in 2002 after a whirlwind romance and Alex discovered her father Vasily Kushchenko was a former senior KGB agent.
Alex wore an ill fitting dinner suit, all he could rent in Moscow. There were no rings as they couldn’t afford them, nor any guests. A lonely witness confirmed the nuptials. Despite the bizarre circumstances, the marriage was a success for several passionate years.
In 2010, Chapman was part of a Cold War-style swap with Skripal
Alex said his wife changed during their four-year marriage and began to mix in different circles with wealthy R