The former Venezuelan president died on Tuesday after battling cancer for two years. Chavez had been accepted by many Hollywood celebrities during his 14-year dictatorship including Naomi Campbell, Sean Penn and Oliver Stone.
Chavez’s continued support of disadvantaged communities, his outspoken criticism of George W. Bush, and his left-wing political agenda earned him the respect of these celebrities. Belafonte and Glover sought out a relationship with the controversial leader despite how they may be viewed in the United States for it.
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