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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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76.

Mikey    

Analyst estimates Chávez’s family fortune at around $2 billion.


You can steal from the poor people of Venezuela but you can't take it with you!

409 days ago
77.

neglky    

News flash TMZ no one like America, Americans don't like america, the rest of the world don't like america. Take a number

409 days ago
78.

Daniel    

Seriously TMZ dont you ****ing dare say Hugo **** yourself, you bunch of ****ing *******s, you have no idea what the **** ur talking about ur ****ing mother****ers. I was a big FAN but TMZ **** urself.

409 days ago
79.

Steven    

Chavez kicked the bucket 60 years to the day after his Soviet counterpart Joseph Stalin did. Stalin finally gets a hellmate.

409 days ago
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tony olivos    

No TMZ GO **** YOURSELF HES RIGHT AMERICA IS WHATS WRONG WITH THE WORLD

409 days ago
81.

R    

Besso mi asso.

409 days ago
82.

Steven    

I'm sure Hollywood will have a moment of silence for this political hero of theirs.

409 days ago
83.

spectator72    

Check for sure stick him with a pin

409 days ago
84.

CountryGal    

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEE YA JACKASS!

409 days ago
85.

Parker    

Another Dicktater who went straight to hell.....must be getting crowded...satan calling his minions home! No love lost here in the united states!

409 days ago
86.

nipples mugee    

Well, we finally found something good about cancer..

409 days ago
87.

Bossy Potato    

Why do you have to write it like "Hugo Chavez DEAD!!!" so dramatic tmz.

409 days ago
88.

DaDa    

He couldn't even get taken care of at home. He scr@wed up and embezzled so much he can't even have a state of the art hospital. I hope the plane returning the body crashes!!! Rot in hell dictator!

409 days ago
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StarryStarryNight    

wow sean penn will be running his damn mouth even more.

as will the azzwipes in washington

409 days ago
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PCM    

I'm Venezuelan, and I am not nor have I ever been a fan of Chavez. I hated him for many reasons, especially for creating so much unnecessary conflict and drama with other countries, especially the US - whom I'm so close with and I have American family as well. It's just a relief he's gone. Hopefully now WE will rest in peace.

And yes, Chavez hated the US, as well as MILLIONS of Venezuelans. He simply hated anyone who was successful. Period. There is no drama between Venezuelans and Americans.

409 days ago
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