Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein dead at age 70
13/03/20 12:40 AM ET
CALGARY — Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein is seriously ill in the Calgary seniors’ facility that has been his home since 2011.
Klein, who led Alberta from 1992 to 2006, has been suffering from frontal lobe dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
He was hospitalized in September 2011 and moved into a continuing care facility in October of that year.
Rod Love, the former chief of staff to Klein who has served as a spokesman for the family, declined to comment on the 70-year-old’s condition.
“He’s resting comfortably. I was up there this morning, I can’t go into any more detail than that,” Love said.
“When there’s something to say or any updates, we’ll have something to say.”