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.
“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.