(CMC) — Former Haitian coup leader, Lieutenant General Henri Namphy is dead.
Namphy died on Tuesday in the neighbouring Dominican Republic following a battle with lung cancer.
Namphy, who lived in exile in the Dominican Republic, headed Haiti’s military-dominated government after the fall of the Duvalier family dictatorship.
He became head of the interim National Council of Government that took charge of Haiti in 1986 when Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled into exile in France.
He also served as president before he was ousted in a coup in 1988.
His presidency lasted only last three months, and after being ousted he fled to the Dominican Republic.
He was 85.