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As a result of the previous deaths of three family members on a Tuesday, Alexander refused to undertake any public functions on that day of the week. On Tuesday, 9 October 1934, however, he had no choice, as he was arriving in Marseilles to start a state visit to France, to strengthen the two countries’ alliance in the Little Entente.

While Alexander was being slowly driven in a car through the streets along with French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou, a gunman —  Vlado Černozemski, stepped from the street and shot the King twice and the chauffeur with a Mauser C96 semiautomatic pistol.

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