Carme Chacon


Age: 46

Spanish prominent Socialist party leader and the first female defense minister of Spain who helped to modernize Spain's armed forces when she took the helm of the Ministry of Defense in 2008 in the government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, whose photos of her reviewing the troops while heavily pregnant became a symbol of a new era in Spanish politics.

Cause of Death: Congenital heart condition

Born: March 13, 1971

Died: April 9, 2017

Madrid, Spain