Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of Covid-19, his family said. He was 94. Giscard, who had been in hospital several times in recent months for heart problems, died late Wednesday “surrounded by his family” at the family home in the Loire region. “His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” the family said in a statement sent to AFP, adding that his funeral would be strictly private, according to his wishes. French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute…

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