(13 September 1938 - 12 May 1994)
On the evening of 11 May 1994, John Smith made a speech at a fund raising dinner at Park Lane Hotel with around 500 people present, saying famously "The opportunity to serve our country - that is all we ask". The following morning, at 8.05am, whilst in his Barbican flat, Smith suffered a massive heart attack. His wife phoned an ambulance and he was rushed to Saint Bartholomew's Hospital where he died at 9.15am on 12 May 1994 having never regained consciousness. Only two weeks before his death, on 28 April, Smith had visited the same accident and emergency department to campaign against its proposed closure.
Smith's unexpected early death cleared the way for a certain Tony Blair, who turned out to be the most controversial and hated British Prime Minister in recent history, if at all.
Tony Blair has Jewish ancestry and is still alive and well.