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Celebrity Deaths in Politics

  • Claude Dilain, 66 (1948 - 2015)

    Claude Dilain

    The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Claude Dilain, a Socialist politician who became a leading advocate for France's most troubled and impoverished neighborhoods as mayor of a town at the heart of three weeks of rioting in 2005, has died, officials said. He was 66.He died at a Paris hospital of complications from a recent heart attack, said Lamya Monkachi, an adviser to Dilain when he was mayor of...

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  • Natalia Revuelta Clews, 89 (1925 - 2015)

    Natalia Revuelta  Clews

    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, The Associated PressHAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.Revuelta, who first caught the eye of the young revolutionary in 1952, opened her home for Castro to plot a barracks assault the following year that is...

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  • Deedee Corradini, 70 (1944 - 2015)

    Deedee Corradini

    The Associated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.Corradini died Sunday at her home in Park City from the effects of lung cancer, according to a Women's Ski Jumping USA news release. As the president of that organization for 10 years, she led a push to get women's...

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  • Tom Schweich, 54 (1960 - 2015)

    Tom Schweich

    By DAVID A. LIEB, The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, is expected to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself not long after entering a combative campaign for governor. Many of Missouri's top elected officials were to join...

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  • Deng Liqun, 99 (1915 - 2015)

    Deng Liqun

    The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — Deng Liqun, a former conservative propaganda chief known for his criticism of China's economic reforms, died Tuesday in Beijing of illnesses, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. He was 99.Xinhua did not specify the illnesses.Unrelated to Deng Xiaoping, the former Chinese leader who championed economic reforms after decades of class struggle, Deng...

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