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Barbadians awoke to hear of the death of the Hon Prime Minister, David Thompson. The news spread like wild fire as phones kept ringing across households informing persons of the dreadful news. The PM died in the early hours of this morning.

The Hon. Freundel Stuart is the new Prime Minister of Barbados. He will be sworn in shortly today by Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands.

Our condolences to his wife, three daughtres, parents and extended family.

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Barbados has been plunged into mourning with the death of Prime Minister David Thompson. He died this morning at 2:10. According to reports, he died at his home in Mapps, St Philip with his family by his side.

Thompson served as Prime Minister of Barbados from January 2008 when the Democratic Labour Party won the government. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September.

It was during May that Thompson, accompanied by his personal physician Dr Richard Ishmael, announced to Barbadians that he was not well and was seeking medical attention.

On September 30 Thompson gave his last address to the nation, where he also announced a Cabinet reshuffle.

Thompson, 48, leaves to mourn his wife Mara and three daughters.

Tributes have already started to pour in.

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