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File Photo * HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD AT 58 Venezuelan President HUGO CHAVEZ has lost his battle with cancer. Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced the death of the 58-year-old socialist leader during an emotional televised speech on Tuesday (05Mar13), a day after a government spokesman revealed Chavez had been struck down with a "severe" infection, which had left him in a "very delicate" state. Chavez, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, underwent his fourth cancer-related surgery in Cuba in December (12). He was voted into office in 1999. Maduro will take over the presidency until a new election can take place. (MT/WNVCNN/KL)** President Hugo Chavez speaks 'South of the Border' premiere at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center - Inside This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify and to hold WENN and its directors, shareholders and employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), or any causes of action or allegation against WENN arising out of or connected in any way with publication of the material. Supplied by: Freud Communications/ Where: New York City, United States When: 23 Sep 2009 (2 Pictures)


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