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Stanislav Gross, Former Czech Republic Prime Minister, died

He was the youngest Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 2004 to 2005 at the age of 34.

Apr 17, 2015 17:17 IST
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Former Czech Republic Prime Minister Stanislav Gross on 16 April 2015 died after a long illness. He was 45.

He was the youngest Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 2004 to 2005 at the age of 34.

A member of the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), he served as Minister of the Interior from 2000 to 2004.

Less than a year later, he left office amid a scandal over the source of funds he used to buy a Prague apartment.

Gross later returned to law and also invested in a Czech electricity company, raising more questions from the media over his finances, although an anti-corruption probe found no wrongdoing.

In recent months Czech media have reported that Gross was battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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