Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday at age 61 after a serious illness, state media reported.
Coverage on state media was sombre Friday, with a Vietnam Television anchor dressed in all black as she announced the news of the leader’s death, first reported by the official news agency.
He passed away from a “serious illness despite devoted treatment by professors and doctors“, the official Vietnam News Agency said.
A member of Quang’s staff confirmed his “very sad” death to AFP.
New Straits Times