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Dalai Lama: Michael and Chicken Farmer

dalai lama: Michael, who played a pivotal role in Romania's switch to the Allied cause following a coup in 1944, spent decades in exile working as a chicken farmer and aircraft pilot, according to Toronto Star. He finally got his citizenship back in 1997, eight years after the collapse of communism. He was 96. Michael's death leaves only two people alive who headed their nations during the war former King Simeon II of Bulgaria, and the Dalai Lama of Tibet, both of whom were children at the time. Michael had been suffering from leukemia and another type of cancer and last year withdrew from public life, handing over his responsibilities to his oldest daughter. Read more Romania's ex-king Michael I has seen it all before In a statement, the Romanian royal house said Michael died in his residence in Aubonne, Switzerland. ( As reported in the news.