The Associated Press reports:
Former Yugoslav leader
Slobodan Milosevic, the so-called “butcher of the Balkans” being tried for war crimes after orchestrating a decade of bloodshed during his country’s breakup, was found dead Saturday in his prison cell. He was 64.
Milosevic, who suffered chronic heart ailments and high blood pressure, apparently died of natural causes and was found in his bed, the U.N. tribunal said, without giving an exact time of death…
…Milosevic’s death will be a crushing blow to the tribunal and those looking to establish an authoritative historical record of the Balkan wars.