December 21st, 2011
10:32 AM ET

Vaclav Havel's body lies in state at Prague Castle

Admirers of the late Czech President Vaclav Havel lined Prague's famous Charles Bridge Wednesday as his coffin was moved to Prague Castle ahead of his state funeral Friday.

Havel, who helped bring down communism in Czechoslovakia's 1989 Velvet Revolution, died Sunday, aged 75.

A fiercely independent thinker with a wry, playful sense of humor, Havel became president of Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Moscow-backed regime, and the first president of the Czech Republic when it split peacefully from Slovakia three years later.

The long-time chain smoker, whose health was permanently damaged by time in prison under the Communists, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, his spokeswoman Sabina Tancevova said.

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  1. Avser Bastian

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    December 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Avser Bastian

    NEW – NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!!

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    December 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeez

    Oh, my God!!! Shut the hell up!

    December 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeez

    Racist mofo pig!!!

    December 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT (pit bull trainer)

    a long time chain smoker and aged 75??? see cigarettes are ok for you..
    .

    December 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Anyone who is instrumental in getting rid of communism is a hero.

    December 22, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Oh–and conversely, anyone, especially a leader, who pushes the thinking of communism or extreme socialism in a capitalist country is acting in error.

    December 22, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tcr c2

    We are capitalists here in the states, socialism is on its way to,sadly. I remember as a small child how easy life was compared to today, it s*cks you cant do a dam thing anymore . If its legal its wrong ,if its illegal its right what the h*ll happened to our country!!!!

    December 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Herman

    Jason, I agree, there is a lot of hype and butterflying going on. Thats why you need to work out a stgaetry and stick to it. As far as Social Media is concerned, its better to be good at one or two platforms than trying to be out there on all of them. Thanks for your commentbest regardsJohn

    July 11, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |