Former President Professor George Maxwell Richards has died, according to a Trinidad Express report. The newspaper says confirmation of this came earlier from family members.
Richards, this country’s fourth President, suffered a heart attack earlier today and was admitted to the West Shore medical Centre in critical condition.
Richards was the country’s fourth President whose time in office spanned 2003 to 2013. A chemical engineer by training, Richards was Principal of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad from 1984 to 1996. He previously worked for Shell Trinidad Ltd before joining the University of the West Indies in 1965.