This is another way to stop spam: FUD
It seems that today someone invented a new way of fighting spam. The idea is simple—scare spammers to death by circulating a hoax that one of their ilk has just been murdered! It would not take long for people to conclude that such a poor fate might be related to the professional activities of the deceased.
Analysis by Avertlabs.
Update: Two dead spammers? Again
I tend to agree with our colleagues at Sunbelt (http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/alexey-tolstokozhev-spammer-dead.html) that it could be an attempt to create a highly referenced URL and later it might get populated with exploits and malware.