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Heart Attack Killed A Suffering Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last words were: “I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die.”

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A supporter of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a portrait of Chavez while waiting at the street as his coffin is driven through the streets of Caracas, March 6, 2013.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) —The head of Venezuela’s presidential guard says President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering.

The general told The Associated Press late Wednesday that he was with Venezuela’s socialist president at the moment of his death Tuesday.

Gen. Jose Ornella said that in his final moments Chavez could not speak aloud, but mouthed: “I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die.”


BREAKING: Head of Venezuela’s presidential guard says heart attack killed a suffering Hugo Chavez. (@AP)— BuzzFeed News

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