03/05/2013 05:04 pm ET | Updated Mar 05, 2013

Hugo Chavez's Memorable Moments

Hugo Chavez was a man of many talents: he played ball, sang songs, pulled out pistols, and got down and groovy - and that is precisely how we'll remember the Venezuelan leader.

Since rising to power nearly two decades ago, Chavez always liked the spotlight. In 2006, he famously called former U.S. President George W. Bush the devil during a speech at the U.N. General Assembly and the last time rumors were spreading about his health, he invited a group of reporters to play baseball.

Check out the slideshow below for other memorable moments of Chavez.

Hugo Chavez's Most Memorable Moments