Turkmenbashi’s dead??

BBC NEWS Obituary: Saparmurat Niyazov
Dang. That guy made Kim Jong-Il look like, um… crap. I’m having a lot of trouble coming up with a proverbially sane, normal, decent world leader to use in this comparison. Somebody help me out here?

What in the world is Turkmenistan going to do without a batshit crazy despot spending all their money on bizarre whims while they starve?