Simone Veil


Age: 89

French politician and president of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1982 who spearheaded abortion rights as one of France's most prominent woman politicians after she said it was her experiences in the Nazi concentration camps that made her a firm believer in the unification of Europe.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: July 13, 1927

Died: June 30, 2017

Paris, France