Claude Dilain


Age: 66

Summary: French Socialist politician who became a leading advocate for France's most troubled and impoverished neighborhoods as mayor of Clichy-sous-Bois, France (northeast of Paris) from 1995 to 2001 in a town at the heart of three weeks of rioting in 2005 when two teens were electrocuted in a power substation there while hiding from police, setting off rioting that exposed discrimination, poverty, and crime in many troubled housing projects across France.

Cause of Death: Complications from a heart attack

Born: August 12, 1948

Died: March 3, 2015

Paris, France