How did Jacques Chirac die and how old was the former French president?

How did Jacques Chirac die and how old was the former French president?

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FORMER French President Jacques Chirac has died.

Here’s what we know about the late politician, who led France for 22 years.

Former French president Jacques Chirac has died
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Who was former French president Jacques Chirac?

Chirac, who led France from 1995 to 2007, had been admitted to a hospital Paris.

In 2011, he became the first former president of France to be convicted on criminal charges, completing his descent from world statesman to a man broken by ill-health and disgraced by his past.

He faced up to 10 years in jail and fines of up to €150,000 after being found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust between 1990 and 1995, when he was mayor of Paris.

He was spared jail but given a suspended sentence of two years.

How did he die?

He died in hospital aged 86, his son-in-law  Frédéric Salat-Baroux told AFP on September 26, 2019.

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