All 10 people on the business jet died, but it's unclear if the Wagner Group leader was actually on board.
US officials said that if the reports of his death are confirmed, "no one should be surprised.".
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US officials say "no one should be surprised" if Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin actually died in a plane crash on Wednesday.
Although Prigozhin's name was included on the list of passengers, it's not immediately clear if the mercenary boss was actually on the aircraft.
If confirmed, no one should be surprised," White House National Security Spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement shared with Insider.
The plane crash happened exactly two months after Prigozhin incited a short-lived mutiny against Russia's military leadership, setting off a series of high-level purges and internal power shifts. »