Died former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died on 88-m to year of life in his home in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. It is reported Bild on Friday, June 16. The cause of death is not specified.

Kohl served as Chairman of the German government from 1982 to 1998. One of the major achievements in this position was the unification of Germany. In 1991 Kohl was elected first Chancellor of a United country.

Nonetheless, the end of his political career was marred by a corruption scandal involving illegal funding of political party “Christian democratic Union” (CDU), of which he was Chairman in the years 1973-1998.

The Chancellor lost his position to Gerhard schröder.

In 2015, Kohl had surgery for hip replacement, as well as in the intestine. Due to complications he was put in the hospital in critical condition.