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Spain's former prime minister, Adolfo Suarez dies, aged 81

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Spain's former prime minister, Adolfo Suarez dies, aged 81

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Adolfo Suarez, one of the last surviving players in Spain’s “transition” has died, aged 81.

The former prime minister had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, which had kept him away from the public eye for years.

He was admitted to hospital with a respiratory infection, which developed into a neurodegenerative condition.

Suarez’s son had announced his deteriorating health on Friday, but said it hadn’t dampened his father’s spirits…

“His mischievous look lasted until the end,” he said. “In these past days he has made us smile more often than in recent years.”