Former President of France, Valery Giscard d’Estaing is dead.
According to the report, Giscard d’Estaing died at 94 at his home in the central French department of Loir-et-Cher due to complications linked to COVID-19.
The deceased ruled France from 1974 until 1981 and lost the presidential election to Socialist Francois Mitterrand.
d’Estaing also led France into the modern era and was a key architect of European integration in the early 1970s.
Before his death, Giscard was admitted for some months in hospital for heart problems.
He died “surrounded by his family” at the family home in the Loire region.
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