Reuters said Russian news agency TASS reported, the 25-year-old from Kazakhstan, who won a bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics, was stabbed amid an argument with two unidentified men who were allegedly attempting to steal mirrors from his car in Almaty.
According to reports, Ten was found on the street by a passerby, who called an ambulance.
The BBC reported Ten was pronounced dead at hospital.
Local police told tengrinews.kz that the investigation into the incident and efforts to identify the suspects remain ongoing, according to Reuters.
The International Skating Union confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, 'Our heartfelt condolences go out to Denis’ family, friends and fans across the world.'
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said in a statement, 'Denis Ten was a great athlete and a great ambassador for his sport. A warm personality and a charming man. Such a tragedy to lose him at such a young age.'
Our thoughts go out to Ten's family and friends.
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