Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser Dies Aged 84

March 19, 2015 11:37 PM

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Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who was notoriously catapulted to power by a constitutional crisis that left the nation bitterly divided, died on Friday his office said. He was 84.

"It is with deep sadness that we inform you that after a brief illness John Malcolm Fraser died peacefully in the early hours of the morning," a statement released by his office said.

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