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Celebrity Deaths in Politics

  • Paweł Adamowicz, 53 (1965 - 2019)

    Paweł  Adamowicz

    Paweł Adamowicz (1965–2019) was the popular six-term mayor of the city of Gdansk in Poland. He was assassinated during his appearance at a charity fundraiser for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, which raises money for hospital equipment for sick children and elderly patients in Poland. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • George H.W. Bush, 94 (1924 - 2018)

    George H.W. Bush

    Former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30, 2018. He was 94. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here

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  • John McCain, 81 (1936 - 2018)

    John McCain

    John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona and former Republican Presidential nominee, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, following a battle with brain cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 81. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Kofi Annan, 80 (1938 - 2018)

    Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018), was a diplomat from Ghana and became the first black African Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served two terms from 1997 – 2006. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Richard Goodwin, 86 (1931 - 2018)

    Richard Goodwin

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening. He was 86. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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