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Dick Cheney Apprehensive on Heart Transplant Operation

Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States, told “Fox News Sunday” that he has not decided whether or not he will undergo heart transplant.

Cheney added that his physicians told him that they see mark improvement on his health since he was diagnosed with an end-stage heart failure last year. Just last summer, he underwent an operation wherein his body was fitted with a battery-operated medical device which helps his heart pump blood throughout his body.

During his appearance in Fox, the former vice president looked healthier than he appeared just a few months after his summer operation. He also added that he has started working on a book and is planning a fishing trip towards the end of May.

When he was asked whether or not it is safe for him to go fishing with the electrical device attached to his body, 70-year old Cheney jokingly said that he is not supposed to fall in the water.

On a similar note, when the current U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he has decided not to show pictures of Osama’s death, Dick Cheney agreed. Cheney who is not a very huge fan of the current administration was all praises about the attack that led to Osama’s death.

Cheney further said that we have to give Obama “high marks” for sending SEAL team 6 to raid bin Laden and finally brought the international most wanted terrorist down.

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Elizabeth Taylor Dies of Congestive Heart Failure at 79

Actress Elizabeth Taylor has died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79 in the hospital where she was admitted, her publicist informed in a statement on Wednesday.

The Hollywood icon died on the evening of March 23 because of the heart condition she has suffered since November 2004. Last month, she was admitted at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center located in Los Angeles, California for close monitoring.

Liz Taylor died peacefully and was surrounded by her children namely, Christopher Wilding, Michael Wilding, Maria Burton and Liza Todd, at the hospital, her publicist said.

Apart from her children, the British-born American actress is survived by her ten grandchildren, as well as four great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Taylor has been considered as one of the most legendary actresses of Hollywood’s golden age and a fearless activist.

She turned 79 on February 27, but she celebrated her birthday a month earlier with her family and friends as she was brought to the hospital ten days later to undergo a surgery for her leaky heart valve.

Dame Elizabeth had battled with her health condition for several years. She was often seen in a wheelchair at various events. She had at least five back injuries and three attacks of pneumonia.

She was also considered as a gay icon and has devoted much of her time to AIDS activism. She received a humanitarian award at the 2007 Macy’s Passport HIV/AIDS gala.

Instead of giving flowers, her family requested that people offer donations to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

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