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Former US envoy to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, dies at 90

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Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is dead.

His wife, Arese Carrington, announced the death in a press release to the media Wednesday evening.

According to her, “It is with a heavy and broken heart but with gratitude to God for his life of selfless humanity that I announce the passing of my beloved husband Walter Carrington, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and Senegal.

“He passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 90 years old on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020.”

She said further announcements would be made shortly.

“Walter was a loving husband, father, grandfather, cousin, uncle, friend and in-law. Ralph Waldo Emerson said…It is not the length of life but the depth of life,” she said.