Gyude Bryant, Former Liberia President, Dies: Reports

April 16, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Gyude Bryant, the first post-war president of Liberia, has died, according to reports on Wednesday.

Bryant reportedly died on Wednesday, the government said in a statement that . He was 65 years old.

“According to the special aide of Chairman Bryant he complained that he could not breathe properly. He was rushed to (Monrovia’s) JFK Hospital where he died a few hours later,” the statement reads, according to the AFP news agency.

Bryant was sworn in as “chairman” of a Liberian transitional government and served for two years to end conflicts in the country that lasted between 1989 and 2003.