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Former Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke, dies at 89

Australia’s 23rd prime minister and Labor elder statesman Bob Hawke has died aged 89, The Guardian reports, citing a statement by his widow.

Former Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke, dies at 89

Former Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke, dies at 89

STEPANAKERT, MAY 16,  ARTSAKHPRESS: The former Labor prime minister is known to have been unwell for months, ''too frail'' to attend Labor’s campaign launch, but was political to the last: his final public statement was an open letter urging a vote for a Shorten Labor government.

Hawke died two days short of the election he predicted he would not live to see, an election Bill Shorten promised to win for Bob.

Hawke is survived by his second wife, D’Alpuget, who was also his biographer, and three adult children, whom he had with his first wife, Hazel Hawke.


     

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