Thursday, December 3, 2020

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94

 France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said.

Giscard d’Estaing “died on Wednesday 02/12/20 in his family home in the Loir-et-Cher”, his foundation said on Twitter.

“His state of health had deteriorated and he died as a result of #COVID19. In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will take place in the strictest family privacy.”

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