Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale Dies at Age 93

Former United States Vice President Walter Mondale died on April 19 at the age of 93, his family announced in a statement.

“It is with profound sadness that we share news that our beloved dad passed away today in Minneapolis, Minnesota,” Mondale’s family said, without citing the cause of his death.

Mondale served as vice president to former President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.

In a statement, Carter called Mondale his “dear friend” and considered him “the best vice president in our country’s history.”

“During our administration, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driven force that had never been seen before and still exists today,” Carter stated, referring to Mondale with his nickname.

“Fritz Mondale provided us all with a model for public service and private behavior,” Carter, 96,  further stated.

Mondale ran for president but lost the election to Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Mondale was also a former senator, an ambassador to Japan under former President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1966, and a Minnesota attorney general.

“Vice President Walter Mondale led an extraordinary life of service — in uniform during the Korean War, as a Senator, and as Vice President,” Vice President Kamala Harris stated on Twitter.

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