A former United States ambassador to Nigeria and Senegal, Walter Carrington, is dead.
Aged 90, Carrington’s death was disclosed by his wife, Arese Carrington, in a statement.
In her statement announcing the death of her husband, Ambassador Walter C. Carrington, she acknowledged him as serving as an ambassador to two African countries, Nigeria and Senegal.
She wrote: “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.
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“He passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 90 years old on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020.
“Further announcements will 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.
“Walter was fortunate, his life had both length and depth.