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Schwarzenegger grants dying Austrian last wish

An Austrian pensioner has been granted his dying wish – a chat with Arnold Schwarzenegger and some cigars from the movie star’s personal stash.

Arnold Schwarzenegger at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Arnold Schwarzenegger at the San Diego Comic-Con. Image by Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

The man, 75-year-old Josef Mittermeir, is terminally ill with cancer, but has been allowed by his doctors to carry on smoking cigars. His daughter launched an appeal on Facebook for Arnie, reportedly a cigar enthusiast, to donate one from his collection to her dad. She was contacted by a friend of the actor who said he would be sending some by post and would call Mittermeir for a chat this week.

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