Jozef Oleksy


Age: 68

Summary: Communist-era party leader who in democratic Poland was a left-wing prime minister from 1995 to 1996 until he was forced to resign over unproven accusations of spying for Russia, who was briefly minister for contracts with the trade unions and also took part in the 1989 Round Table talks with Solidarity that peacefully ended Communist rule in Poland.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: June 22, 1946

Died: January 9, 2015

Warsaw, Poland