Former French president Jacques Chirac, a centre-right politician who served as head of state from 1995 to 2007, died on Thursday at the age of 86, his family has announced. Read our live blog for all the reactions and tributes.
hirac died 'peacefully, among his loved ones', his son-in-law said.
France's lower house of parliament held a minute's silence in his honour.
French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation tonight at 8pm Paris time (GMT+2).
France has declared a national day of mourning on Monday 30 September for the former president.