A former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, has died.
Wife of the deceased, Arese Carrington, announced his death in a statement released today, August 12. According to the statement, the former envoy died peacefully on Tuesday, August 11.
The statement reads
“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.
Late Ambassador Carrington was the American ambassador to Nigeria between 1993 and 1997. He turned 90 on July 24, 2020.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.