Man whose words spelled end of Berlin Wall dead at 86 (dpa German Press Agency)

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Berlin (dpa) – Guenter Schabowski, the East German functionary whose off-the-cuff comments in 1989 spelled the end of the Berlin Wall died Sunday, aged 86, his widow confirmed to dpa. Schabowski made history on November 9, 1989, with one statement – “As far as I know – effective immediately, without delay.” The imprecise phrase was an…