Slobodan Milosevic dies

FORMER Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has died in The Hague, it was confirmed today.Milosevic, 64, who was on trial for war crimes, was found in his prison cell at the UN detention centre near The Hague, the UN tribunal said.

FORMER Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has died in The Hague, it was confirmed today.

Milosevic, 64, who was on trial for war crimes, was found in his prison cell at the UN detention centre near The Hague, the UN tribunal said.

A spokesman said he had apparently died of natural causes.

Milosevic had been on trial since February 2002, defending himself against 66 counts, including genocide, in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo.

The hearings were repeatedly interrupted by his poor health and chronic heart condition, but had been entering the final phase.

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