Profumo affair spy dies in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Yevgeny Ivanov, the spy at the centre of the Profumo scandal, was found dead in his flat here. 'In the end, he basically drank himself to death,' Yevgeny Sokolov, ghostwriter of Ivanov's autobiography, The Naked Truth, said.

Ivanov, a naval attache and Soviet military-intelligence agent, was recalled to Moscow in 1963 after one of the biggest Cold War espionage scandals to shake the British government. He had been sleeping with Christine Keeler, who also shared her bed with the defence minister, John Profumo, who resigned.