Katya Tsukanova, 17, died after her father found her unconscious at their Kensington mansion on June 18
A teenage violin prodigy was found dead at her millionaire father’s Kensington mansion after ‘taking a deadly cocktail of cocaine and ketamine’ known as a Calvin Klein.
Katya Tsukanova, 17, was one of Britain’s brightest musicians and had given a concert at the Royal Opera House just days before her death.
Her father, former Russian banker Igor Tsukanova, was the one who found her unconscious at the family home in west London in the early hours of June 18. She was rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to save her.
She is believed to have taken a dangerous mix of cocaine and ketamine, used to tranquilize horses, known as a ‘Calvin Klein’.
Mr Tsukanova, who moved to London with his wife Natasha in the 1990s to become an art collector and philanthropist has been left devastated by his daughter’s death.
He told the Daily Telegraph: ‘My, daughter was so happy, and she had such a bright future,’ Mr Tsukanov told the Telegraph.
‘She was such a smart girl, and she made one bad choice. What can we parents do? The children will do what they want anyway, and they never tell you the truth.’
A source close to Katya told the newspaper: ‘The ‘calvin klein’ was the new thing among Katya and her friends. Not just them though, it’s everywhere.’
She is believed to have taken a dangerous mix of cocaine and ketamine, used to tranquilize horses, known as a ‘Calvin Klein’
Katya was born in London and was destined for musical success from an early age.
She gave her first performance aged five and was educated at the Royal College of Music, touring the world, including New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.
In 2018 she was named best young musician of the year at the famous Suoni dal Golfo festival in Italy.
She had completed her exams at the £13,000-a-term Wycombe Abbey school in Buckinghamshire where she got in on a music scholarship.
Katya was on a gap year before starting her A-Levels when she died.
She was a student at £13,000-a-term Wycombe Abbey school in Buckinghamshire (pictured) where she got in on a music scholarship
The school has been hit by two tragedies in less than a month following fellow pupil Iris Goldsmith’s death in a quad biking accident last weekend.
Iris, 15, the daughter of financier Ben Goldsmith and banking heiress Kate Rothschild, died after a crash at the family farm in Somerset.
Friends have described her as ‘beautiful, charming, intelligent, wonderful company and absolutely the loveliest person you could meet’. She was also the niece of Tory MP Zac Goldsmith.
Police are treating Katya’s death as non-suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner ahead of an inquest opening later this year.
Financier Ben Goldsmith’s eldest daughter Iris Annabel (pictured) has been tragically killed in a quad bike crash at the family’s farm in Somerset