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Art masterpiece hoard recluse dies


The elderly recluse Cornelius Gurlitt, pictured, whose Munich apartment contained a secret hoard of art masterpieces, including works looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners, has died following a heart operation.

Gurlitt's priceless trove of works by the likes of Canaletto, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso was discovered in early 2012.

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