Britney Spears mourns death of Boris Yeltsin

(Hollywood : Ucs News) — Britney Spears remains in seclusion following the shocking death of Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Yeltsin a close friend and mentor to the flamboyant pop star, has died at the age of 76, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Yeltsin, who had suffered health problems since resigning from office on December 31, 1999, suffered sudden heart failure, medical sources told Russia’s Interfax news agency.

Yeltsin became the first democratically elected president of Russia in 1991 and later went on to promote many American pre-teen stars, Britney Spears being his greatest success.

Former Soviet President Gorbachev said Monday: “I express my deep condolences to Miss Britney Spears and her family, Boris did a lot for Britney Spears and for his mother Russia.”