Charlie Wilson dies of a Heart Attack

Charlie Wilson dies of a Heart Attack

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Feb 11, 2010 at 5:02 AM PST
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Houston Socialite Seeks Help For Afghanistan

Yesterday, the US Democratic Party lost one of its well-known (recently made “very well-known) Congressman, CharlieCharlie Wilson. Mr. Wilson died of a heart attack at the age of 76. We all know why Charlie Wilson was such a popular name! Thanks to the Hollywood depiction of GeorgeGeorge Crile’s book about Charlie Wilson’s life. The movie, Charlie Wilson’s War showed the pivotal role which he played while covertly funding the Afghan resistance against the Soviet Union. It was critically acclaimed and won many Golden Globe nominations including “Best Motion Picture”.

The film also showed the “colorful” side of Charlie Wilson. He was a womanizer & known for favoring attractive ladies while hiring for his office. His romantic relationship with his sweetheart Joanne Herring also comes under the spotlight. After all, it was Joanne Herring was led Charlie Wilson’s interest towards the war in Afghanistan.

Good or bad, Charlie Wilson’s name will go down in history as one of the most important people to shape the current state of affairs.

tfraja is based in London, England, United Kingdom, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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