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5 famous people who are sad Hugo Chavez is dead

Venezuelan dictator President Hugo Chávez died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. While many hailed the death of the brutal socialist leader, at least five famous people in America are actually mourning his death.

1. Sean Penn

Sean-Penn

“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion,” Penn told the Hollywood Reporter.

“I lost a friend I was blessed to have.”

2. Oliver Stone

Oliver-Stone

”I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place,” Stone told THR.

“My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.”

 

3. Michael Moore

Michael Moore

 

4. President Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

“We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized,” President Jimmy Carter said in public statement Tuesday.

“President Chávez will be remembered for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments and for his formidable communication skills and personal connection with supporters in his country and abroad to whom he gave hope and empowerment. “

 

5. Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.)

José Enrique Serrano

“His focus on the issues faced by the poor and disenfranchised in his country made him a truly revolutionary leader in the history of Latin America,” Serrano said in a public statement. “He understood that after 400 years on the outside of the established power structure looking in, it was time that the poor had a chance at seeing their problems and issues addressed.

“At his core he was a man who came from very little and used his unique talents and gifts to try to lift up the people and the communities that reflected his impoverished roots. He understood democracy and basic human desires for a dignified life.”

BONUS: The Associated Press

The AP isn’t technically a person. But we couldn’t ignore this glowing AP obituary for Chavez. Some gems:

“President Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled ‘subversive’ who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage.”

“Chavez was a fine baseball player and hoped he might one day pitch in the U.S. major leagues.”

“He told the AP in 2007 that he loved the movie ‘Gladiator.’”

 

Comments

Comments

  1. Christopher Krieg says:

    What kind of idiot person would mourn the death of a brutal communst dictator?

  2. Kryzys says:

    “Useful” Idiot, I would presume.

  3. Roger Mitchell says:

    People who want this country to become what he was trying to build None of the above would I walk 10 ft to pee in their ears if their brains were ablaze hell I’d look for gasoline at any price ! Penn or Stone either I can not stomach either of them as for that fat bastard from Mich Moore or is the $ whore ? I’d love to meet him face to face at some point the people in Ny now have what they wanted good luck with that decision and as for Jimmy Carter I never figured he could be out done for sheer stupidity and lack of intelligence until Obama ran .. I was wrong there (:

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