Summary: deputy prime minister of Poland from 2004 to 2005 who had also served as a longtime member of the Sejm national parliament since 1993 (with a four-year hiatus in 1997-2001) until 2010 and became a vocal critic of the homophobic policies and pronouncements of the country's nationalist president Lech Kaczynski.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: August 23, 1950
Died: April 10, 2010
Location: Smolensk, Russia