Former Czech president Havel dies: TV

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Posted: Dec 19, 2011 8:10 AM
Former Czech president Havel dies: TV

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Former Czech President Vaclav Havel has died due to complications following a long period of illness, Czech TV reported on Sunday.

"Former president and playwrite Vaclav Havel has died," Czech television announced during an interview with Prime Minister Petr Necas.

(Reporting by Michael Winfrey; Editing by Sophie Hares)