Doku Umarov 'dead'
The word dead is writen with commas because he was reported t have been killed on various occasions and then turned out to be still alive. This time it was announced not by the Russian government but by the main homepage of the militant islamists in the Caucasus.
Good riddance in case this is true.
The man "was" a savage, responsible for some of the worst terror attacks in history, including the murder of schoolchildren in Beslan.
BBC News - Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov 'dead'
Re: Doku Umarov 'dead'
Those aren't commas, they're quotation marks (air commas if you will).