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Funeral Held For Tito's Widow

Jovanka Broz
Jovanka Broz
The widow of the former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito has been buried in a Belgrade mausoleum, with full Serbian military honors.

Jovanka Broz died of heart failure at the age of 88 on October 20.

She was laid to rest in the House of Flowers, next to her husband, who died in 1980.

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic gave a eulogy at the funeral, saying Jovanka was "our First Lady, our pride and the representative of our state."

Tito's Widow Dies, Aged 88

Jovanka met the communist leader after she joined the World War II Yugoslav partisans at the age of 17.

They married in 1952, and she was his third wife.

She lived the last three decades of her life in isolation and poverty in a Belgrade flat after a falling out with the party elite.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters

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