34-year-old hockey player Stanislav Agafonov was found dead in his house in the Leningrad Region on January 20, with syringes, a spoon, and an unknown white substance near his body. A drug overdose is cited as the primary cause of death.
Agafonov's acquaintance called the police to the scene. He came to see the hockey player after failing to reach him for several days. The athlete's friend entered the house through the open window.
Agafonov played for the metropolitan Spartak, Wings of the Soviets, CSKA, and the Moscow Region HC MVD. Since 2012, he has worked as a trainer.
In 2001, Agafonov became the champion of Russia among young men.