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Vann Nath dies at 66; Cambodian painter survived torture in prison
Vann Nath dies at 66; Cambodian painter survived torture in prison

Vann Nath, whose talent as an artist helped him survive Cambodia's most notorious prison during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s and whose later paintings bore witness to the prison's many horrors, has died. He was 66. Vann Nath, who suffered chronic kidney disease that required regular dialysis treatment in recent years and who was hospitalized with a hemorrhaging ulcer in 2010, died Monday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, after falling into a coma in late August, his daughter, Vann Chan Semin, told the Associated Press on Monday. In an interview with the Associated Press in August, Vann Nath's wife, Kith Eng, blamed his illnesses on the torture he had...

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