Former President Nestor Kirchner with his wife, President Crisitina Fernandez de Kirchner
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Argentina 'in shock' at former President Kirchner death

Argentina's former President, Nestor Kirchner, has died after suffering a sudden heart attack, doctors say.

Mr Kirchner, 60, who had been operated on in September for heart problems, died in the southern Argentine city of El Calafate, local media reported.

His wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is the current president of the country.

The BBC's Julian Miglierini said the country is "in a state of shock" at the news.

  • 27 Oct 2010