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Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart at age 53

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By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
WARSAW, Poland - The popular liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday after he was stabbed during a charity event the evening before by an ex-convict who stormed onstage and said it was revenge against a political party the politician once belonged to.
Pawel Adamowicz, 53, died as a result of wounds to the heart and abdomen in spite of efforts to save him that involved a five-hour operation and blood transfusions, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said.
“The fight for his life has been lost,” Szumowski said.
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Polish Mayor Dies of Stab Wounds After Attack at Charity Event

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Poland's health minister says that Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz has died from stab wounds a day after being attacked onstage by an ex-convict at a charity event.
Lukasz Szumowski said Monday that the doctors who were fighting to save Adamowicz's life informed him the mayor had died.
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Mayor of Gdansk Dies After Being Stabbed at Polish Charity Event

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Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who was elected mayor in 1998, was attacked Sunday evening by a man who burst onto an open-air stage at the event.
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Massive Blood Drive Organized for City Mayor Stabbed in Front of Huge Audience at Charity Event

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The stabbing occurred on stage during the finale of a charity event in Gdansk.
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Polish Mayor Stabbed In Heart And Abdomen During Charity Event

Polish Mayor Stabbed In Heart And Abdomen During Charity Event

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Pawel Adamowicz was speaking at the finale of the event. His attacker, who had just served time in prison for bank robberies, shouted that he was doing this for political retribution.
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