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Former First Lady Jovanka Broz Dies

The Croatian born former First Lady of Yugoslavia and the widow of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito has passed away in Belgrade on Sunday aged 88.

First Lady Jovanka with Tito

First Lady Jovanka with Tito

Jovanka Budisavljević Broz was born in the village Pećane, in the Croatian county of Lika in 1924. She became a nurse with Tito’s Partisan fighters in World War Two, then his personal secretary and finally his third wife in 1952. Media in Belgrade report that Broz, who was 32 years younger than Tito, died from cardiac arrest in hospital.

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