FORMER French President Jacques Chirac has died – according to reports from France this morning.
He died in hospital aged 86, his son-in-law Frédéric Salat-Baroux told AFP.
Jacques Chirac died after being admitted to hospital, say his family[/caption]
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.
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