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China's Fang Lizhi (astrophysicist who inspired scores of protesters to speak out) dies at 76

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  1. Invisible

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    Fang Lizhi, one of China's best-known dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United States, where he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. He was 76.

    Once China's leading astrophysicist, Fang and his wife hid in the U.S. Embassy for 13 months after the crackdown. In exile, he was a physics professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

    Fang's wife, Li Shuxian, confirmed to The Associated Press in Beijing that Fang died Friday morning in Tucson.


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    i always remember the Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel, a man who stood in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks the morning after the Chinese military forcibly removed protestors from in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989

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    Only 76 years old....so sad!
     
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    Yeah,it is possible,how about The Great Kanumba who died while he was 28 years old?
     
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