Screen capture from Ilja Janitskin Support Group’s Facebook page.

The founder of the notorious MV-lehti, Ilja Janitskin, has died. He was 42 and died of bowel cancer.

Janitksin had been seen in the court in the past year defending allegations against him on publishing libelous material.

He never received a sentence from the Helsinki Court of Appeal during his lifetime.

According to tabloid Iltalehti, Janitskin died at his home.

Sources: STT, Iltalehti, MTV3