Mikhail Gorbachev’s death may seem sudden to some, but it appears the political icon has been dealing with health complications for years. In 2014, the former Soviet leader was hospitalized following a general check-up, but vowed to regain his health. “My state of health has been moderate for a week and today I am in hospital. My health is deteriorating,” he told RIA Novosti agency (via The Times of Israel). “You know my character. I am determined to fight for my life,” he further added. Five years later, NDTV reported that Gorbachev was hospitalized again and was being treated for pneumonia. Gorbachev himself later confirmed his condition but suggested that he had fully recovered. 

Following his passing, Gorbachev’s supporters have taken to social media to share tribute to the politician. “The only Soviet leader I ever liked. RIP to a great man,” one person tweeted. Another wrote, “He did great for the world and Russia, [too] bad all he did is basically gone.”

Current Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has yet to address Gorbachev’s death.

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