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Do you believe Badri Patarkatsishvili died of a heart attack?

Thursday, February 14
“As his personal doctor and every one of close friends declared, he was a perfectly healthy man. I doubt he died from a hear attack. It looked like a murder. I couldn’t say who killed him, but rich and famous men like that have a lot of enemies.”
Davit, archeologist, 39

“His death came at a very key period for Georgia. He was going to involve himself in the parliamentary elections. It seems to me that someone did not want him in politics. I can’t believe that such a young and healthy man would die from a heart attack.”
Lado, social worker, 46

“It’s a pity that such a great man died. He did a lot for Georgia, and I’m sure that he was going to do more. It’s possible he died from a heart attack, but the timing seems strange.” Nineli, housewife, 35

“This was totally unexpected. I don’t know what to say. I guess it could have been a heart attack.”
Aleko, student, 22

“I don’t think he was killed. The heart is so weak that anyone could die from a heart attack, especially at his age.”
Irakli, economist, 33

“I’m sure he was killed by our government. They got rid of Patarkatsishvili like they got rid of [late prime minister Zurab] Zhvania.”
Lali, dentist, 42

“We’ll know after the experts examine his body. Personally, I think he was killed for political reasons.”
Zura, musician, 26

“Please, people, don’t assume that he was killed. It’s entirely possible he simply had a heart attack—maybe he was in good health, but he had so many problems and stress that a natural death shouldn’t be a surprise. I can’t be certain, but we shouldn’t blame our government for everything.”
Mariam, doctor, 48

“I was really shocked. I never liked him, but that doesn’t really matter now. I’m very sorry about this, and I hope that we will know what happened after the investigation.”
Natia, banker, 30