In addition to chess he was studying mining at the Ural State Mining University in Ekaterinburg. His rating was 2658.
He died at a training camp in Tolyatti. One report said that in the evening he complained of a headache while his girlfriend said that the day before his death, he complained of stomach pain. Someone gave him an unknown medication and the next day he didn't come down for breakfast; his girlfriend went to his room and found him dead. The doctors later determined that he died of stroke 3-4 hours before his body was found.
Article at Chess24
Here is a 2013 interview in Azerbaijani.