Arianne Caoli

Levon Aronian’s Wife Dies Two Weeks after Crash


YEREVAN ( — Filipino-Australian chess player, FIDE WIM (World Chess Federation Women’s International Master) Arianne Caoili, the wife of Armenian GM Levon Aronian, died on March 30, two weeks after sustaining serious injuries in a single-car accident.

“I have no words to express the grievance over my wife Arianne’s death. She was intelligent, hardworking and joyous person that lived a beautiful life…” Aronian tweeted.

“I love you honeybun, sleep tight….” he added.

Caoili’s Lexus crashed into a concrete pillar of a bridge near the intersection of Sebastia Street and Isakov Avenue in Yerevan on March 15, shortly after midnight. She was hospitalized at the Astghik Medical Center.

Aronian and Caoili got married in September 2017, having lived together for more than ten years.

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Arianne came up with various initiatives. Having lived in Armenia in recent years, she was actively involved in the public, civil society and other fields.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and President Armen Sarkissian offered their condolences.


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