Ralph Klein's health deteriorating rapidly

Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein is pictured in this June 18, 2011 file photo. (QMI Agency)

Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein is pictured in this June 18, 2011 file photo. (QMI Agency)

Damien Wood, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:25 PM ET

CALGARY - CALGARY – Former Alberta Premier and Calgary mayor Ralph Klein's health is deteriorating further.

Sources told QMI Agency that Klein, 70, who was admitted to a continuing care facility in October of 2011 due to complications stemming from two chronic and incurable conditions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and aphasia (a form of dementia), has taken a turn for the worse.

Official confirmation from Klein's camp hasn't been made.

"He's resting comfortably in the same facility where he's been for the past 18 months," long-time friend Rod Love said on Wednesday, adding a release will be made when there's something to release.


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