Walter Mondale: Former US Vice President Who Served Under Jimmy Carter Dies

Walter Mondale: Former US Vice President Who Served Under Jimmy Carter Dies

- Mondale breathed his last on Monday, April 19, aged 93

- The politician's demise was confirmed by his family, which later released a touching farewell message he had written to his staff

- Barack Obama mourned Mondale as a progressive leader who redefined the role of the vice president

The former United States vice president Walter Mondale, who served under the reign of ex-president Jimmy Carter, is dead.

Barack Obama mourned Mondale as a progressive leader. Photo: Getty Images.
Barack Obama mourned Mondale as a progressive leader. Photo: Getty Images.
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Mondale, who lost in the 1984 presidential election to Ronald Reagan, breathed his last on Monday, April 19, aged 93.

The politician's demise was confirmed by his family, which later released a touching farewell message he had written to his staff just two days before his death.

"Well, my time has come. I am eager to rejoin Joan and Eleanor (referring to his late wife Joan, who died in 2014, and daughter Eleanor, who died in 2011 at age 51). Before I go I wanted to let you know how much you mean to me," said Mondale as quoted by US media outlets.

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The 44th president of the superpower country, Barack Obama, mourned Mondale as a progressive leader who redefined the role of the vice president.

The current US vice president Kamala Harris said Mondale led an extraordinary life of service during the Korean war, as a senator and vice president.

In a separate story, the Republic of Congo's leading Opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas succumbed to COVID-19 complications hours after the country held its General Election.

The Opposition chief was reportedly hospitalised on the eve of the elections and died in a medical plane en route to France for specialised treatment.

The news of his demise was announced by Cyr Rodrigue Mayanda, his campaign director, on Sunday, March 22.

Source: Yen News

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