The widow of former French President François Mitterrand has died in a Paris hospital.
Danielle Mitterrand was admitted to Georges-Pompidou on Friday after becoming ill, but passed away early on Tuesday morning.
Married to the Socialist Party leader, who also led France for 14 years, Danielle Mitterrand was a left-leaning activist in her own right – supporting Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba.
She campaigned for the release of political prisoners and was in charge of France Libertés, a non-profit foundation advocating human rights.
In 1996, she was awarded the North-South Prize for her work on humanitarian causes.