Officially, Stalin was found on the floor of his study, at his Volynskoye dacha, on March 1, 1953. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and spent the next three days on a couch in the same study, slowly dying. He was pronounced dead on March 5. An autopsy later revealed widespread atherosclerosis.
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