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Tony Blair's father Leo has died today, at the age of 89 - he was taken seriously ill yesterday, November 15.
Tony Blair, the former MP for Sedgefield, cancelled his engagements in Newcastle today, to be at his side.
The former Prime Minister has praised his father's extraordinary spirit and says he was privileged to have him as a Dad.
The father of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has died. Leo Blair died today, November 16, aged 89.
A spokesman for Tony Blair said he was with his father when he died.
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