Former French president Jacques Chirac dies aged 86
Former French president Jacques Chirac who served as head of state from 1995 to 2007, has died.
"President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully," his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told Agence France Presse news agency.
Chirac served as president from 1995 to 2007.
He also served two terms as prime minister from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988.