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Hugo Chavez

DEAD

Venezuelan President Dies at 58

3/5/2013 1:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died ... this according to Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro. 

Maduro -- who was fighting back tears during the announcement -- said Chavez died today at 4:25 PM.

Chavez had been in Cuba for months, where he was receiving treatment for a mystery illness that turned out to be cancer.

Chavez hated America ... and blamed all of the world's problems on the United States.

To paraphrase Ben Affleck ... Hugo f**k yourself. 

He was 58.

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61.

helloitsme    

Good!!

496 days ago
62.

Maggie    

Poor Sean Penn.

496 days ago
63.

RealAsTheyCome!    

TNastyFunktown Yes i say hes a wet back because he is!!!! No i am not a racist or an idiot!!! I am a mexican american who hates people who hate my country!!!

496 days ago
64.

buzz kill    

Thats to bad, I was hopeing he would suffer a while longer.

496 days ago
65.

soobeedoo    

Hasta la vista, baby.............

496 days ago
66.

Liz    

I've read a lot of comments lately that we need some real news and/or a celebrity death...I don't think this qualifies. But I am not sorry Chavez is gone.

496 days ago
67.

fifi    

Save the inane commentary, c0cksuckers! Your political commentary is not needed - stick to silly gossip. It's all you're good for.

496 days ago
68.

zombie    

Good. Sean Penn will be devastated. Even better.

496 days ago
69.

Jericho Morton    

Taking a cup of that Russian tea is always deadly. Should have stuck with coffee. Po Chavez, symbolically.

496 days ago
70.

Toilethead    

He actually did a lot of good for his country.

496 days ago
71.

QueenB    

God..you're just trying to pump us up huh..

496 days ago
72.

nan    

Wonder what "JOE FOR OIL" is going to do now

496 days ago
73.

mike    

Please Hugo, don't miss your friends take with you Fidel, Cristina and say hello to Nestor, one mofo less and counting.

496 days ago
74.

neglky    

RIP he was a great leader. I wish he ran this ****ing country

496 days ago
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Jericho Morton    

Chavez was a 'New' Socialist. There was revolution then fomented US overthrow-ish, re-animation. He did broadcast every day about how great he was, and he did appear to improve the dirt-poor's terrible life in that country. He was a classic South American Dictator. Cashmere General uniforms with Caboche medal strips; 12,000 dollar shoes. All I hope is that it gets better for the people.

496 days ago
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