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Carmen Franco dies aged 91; WORLD BULLETINS.

CARMEN Franco, the only child of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, has died at the age of 91.

Her grandson, Luis Alfonso de Borbon, confirmed her death in an Instagram post yesterday.

In a recent interview with El Mundo newspaper, Ms Franco revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer.

Journalist Nieves Herrero, who published a novel last month about Ms Franco's life, wrote yesterday that she had died at her Madrid home.

General Franco joined a military uprising in 1936 and ruled Spain from the end of Spain's Civil War in 1939 until his death in 1975.

His daughter married Spanish aristocrat Cristobal Martinez-Bordiu in 1950 and they had seven children.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUSP
Date:Dec 30, 2017
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