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Former Haitian President, Rene Garcia Preval has passed away earlier today at the age of 74, confirmed his wife, Elizabeth Delatour Preval.

The Miami Herald reported that Preval died in his home in Laboule, away from his wife who is traveling abroad.


Preval was one of the most beloved President of Haiti. Twice elected and remains the only Haitian president to have served two complete mandate without being killed or forced into exile. (1996-2001 and 2006-2011 )

The news of the former President's passing came as surprise to many, as he appeared quite healthy during his last public appearance, at the investiture ceremony of President Jovenel Moise, last February 7th, accompanied with his wife.

The cause of death has not yet been established, but Preval was known to suffer from heart conditions. As president he used to go to Cuba for medical treatments.