Blaga Dimitrova

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: Bulgarian poet and communist-era dissident who won respect and popularity under communism with her novels Avalanche and Face in which she succeeded in criticizing the country's political system despite censorship by the regime.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: January 2, 1922

 

Died: May 2, 2003

 

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria