FW de Klerk, former South African president who shared Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela, dies


(CNN) — Former South African President FW de Klerk, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died at the age of 85, the FW de Klerk Foundation said on Thursday.

South Africa’s last apartheid leader shared the peace prize in 1993 with Nelson Mandela, who was released from prison by De Klerk, and would succeed him as president.

De Klerk (right) and Mandela shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

De Klerk died at his home in Fresnaye of mesothelioma cancer, the foundation said Thursday.



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