Former French President Giscard d’Estaing dies of COVID-19 at 94

Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who led France into the modern era and was a key architect of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting COVID-19.

Giscard, who had been in hospital several times in the last months for heart problems, died β€œsurrounded by his family” at the family home in the Loire region.

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