French politician Patrick Devedjian dies of COVID-19 aged 75

The 75-year-old was a former president of the Paris Haut-de-Seine district.

On March 26 just a few days before his death he tweeted that he was suffering from coronavirus symptoms.

Patrick Devedjian@DevedjianP
Je suis touché par l’épidémie, donc à même de témoigner directement du travail exceptionnel des médecins et de tous les personnels soignants. Fatigué mais stabilisé grâce à eux, je remonte la pente et leur adresse un très grand merci pour leur aide constante à tous les malades.

He said that he’d been affected by the epidemic and was able to testify to the exceptional work of the medical staff.

Earlier in the week, he’d also tweeted his thanks to the staff of the Haut-de-Seine department for their work tackling the outbreak. .

Nicolas Sarkozy@NicolasSarkozy
Patrick Devedjian était un homme passionné, entier, sincère, engagé. Il incarnait la politique comme je l’aime, avec des sentiments, des convictions, du panache. Je suis fier de l’avoir eu à mes côtés. Je veux dire à ses proches ma vive émotion et ma tristesse infinie. NS

Once an advisor to former President Nicolas Sarkozy Devedjian had held a number of ministerial positions since entering politics in 1983.

HyeTert@HyeTert
Armenia PM expresses condolences on death of Patrick Devedjian https://hyetert.org/2020/03/29/armenia-pm-expresses-condolences-on-death-of-patrick-devedjian/ …

On social media, politicians have been paying tribute to Devedjian, who was of Armenian descent.

The Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was one of those who posted condolences.

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