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"Former Indonesian President, Abdurrahman Wahid, died on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 69. He served as the country's fourth president between 1999 and 2001.

Confirmation of Wahid's death was issued by a relative who received the news from a short text message sent by one of the former president's aides.

Wahid was receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Jakarta.

He suffered from blood sugar problems, and had undergone a gum operation.

Wahid replaced B.J. Habibie after the country's first democratically-held election in 1999.

He was popularly acclaimed for implementing wide-ranging democratic reforms


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