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Labour leader John Smith Dies, May 1994

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Published on Jul 4, 2007

The Labour leader John Smith died on 12 May 1994 in St Bartholomew's hospital London after two serious heart attacks.

The 55-year-old leader of the opposition and the man expected to be Britain's next Prime Minister suffered his first attack at his central London flat.

He had a second heart attack in the ambulance on the way to hospital and was pronounced dead at 0915 BST.

Clip features Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Paddy Ashdown, John Major, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Benn.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/da...

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