(CNN)Rene Preval, a two-time president of Haiti, died Friday at the age of 74, current President Jovenel Moïse wrote on his verified Twitter account.
Moïse called Preval a “worthy son of Haiti.” He did not say how Preval died.
The former president died at his home in Laboule, a suburb of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s daily newspaper, Le Nouvelliste, reported.
Preval was president of the Caribbean nation from 1996 to 2001 and from 2006 to 2011.
He was the nation’s leader when a major earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in 2010.
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