Geoffrey Howe dead: former Chancellor of the Exchequer dies of suspected heart attack at 88

David Cameron has paid tribute to the "kind, gentle and deeply thoughtful man"

Chris Mandle
Saturday 10 October 2015 12:30

The former Chancellor, Lord Geoffrey Howe, has died aged 88 after a suspected heart attack.

His family said he died on Friday night.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has paid tribute, calling him a "kind, gentle and deeply thoughtful man."

"George Osborne and I benefited greatly from his wisdom and determination to improve the state of the country. The Conservative family has lost one of its greats. Our thoughts are with his family."

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