Admirers commemorate 41st anniversary of ex-Yugoslav President Tito’s death

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Josip Broz Tito
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The worshipers of the former lifetime President of the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, gathered on Tuesday at the Yugoslav Historical Museum in Belgrade to mark the 41st anniversary of his death.

Tito, who died on May 4, 1980, in a hospital in Ljubljana, Slovenia, was buried in his Dedinje residence garden, a part of the Museum complex. He was 88.

Source : Fonet

His wife Jovanka died in 2013, at the age of 88, and was buried alongside her husband.

Tito led the anti-fascist movement in then Yugoslavia during WWII. He was the lifetime head of state, and his Communist Party ruled the country for 45 years, until the first multi-party elections in former republics and the subsequent violent breakup in 1991, 11 years after his death.