Celebrity Deaths in Politics

  • Yehuda Avner, 56 (1958 - 2015)

    Yehuda Avner

    The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling memoir, has died.Avner, who was 86, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, his family said.The British-born Avner immigrated to Israel when he was 17. He later joined the Foreign Ministry and was...

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  • Lee Kuan Yew , 91 (1923 - 2015)

    Lee  Kuan  Yew

    By JEANETTE TAN, The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yew's coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the presidential palace to Parliament, where thousands waited for hours to pay respects to the city-state's founder before a funeral this weekend. Lee, 91, died Monday at Singapore General Hospital after more...

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  • Malcolm Fraser, 84 (1930 - 2015)

    Malcolm Fraser

    By ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who was notoriously catapulted to power by a constitutional crisis that left the nation bitterly divided, died on Friday his office said. He was 84.Fraser was active in public life until the end and his death shocked the nation."It is with deep sadness that we inform you that...

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  • Jerry Warren (2015)

    Jerry Warren

    The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He was 84.Warren died Friday at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia, after entering hospice care for cancer and pneumonia, U-T San Diego reported.Warren was assistant managing editor of The San Diego...

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  • Bob Kastenmeier, 91 (1924 - 2015)

    Bob Kastenmeier

    The Associated PressMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was 91.Kastenmeier's wife, Dorothy, tells The Associated Press he died Friday at their home in Arlington, Virginia. She says his heart had been failing.Kastenmeier, who represented the Madison area, served...

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