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President Zhelev’s Daughter Dies in Apparent Suicide

April 27, 1993

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) _ The 22-year-old daughter of President Zhelyu Zhelev has died in an apparent suicide, Bulgarian media reported Tuesday.

Yordanka Zheleva died Monday just before her father returned from an official visit to Kuwait, the news reports said.

No details about the cause of death were released, although presidential spokesman Valentin Stoyanov said it was ″most probably suicide.″ He said an investigation was under way.

Zhelev, a 56-year-old philosopher and former dissident under Bulgaria’s old Communist regime, was elected president in 1991.

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