But he died. A stroke has downed the "Dear Leader," at the age of 69.
The death triad of Christopher Hitchens and Vaclav Havel deserved at better third, but... good riddance.
ADDED: "I’d like to think God let Havel and Hitchens pick the third." That's a great way to make sense of the bizarre triad. And I like the unstated assumption that God would especially love that big old atheist Hitchens.