Arthur who had been hospitalised last week with heart complications. died at on Monday morning at 12:26.
In announcing the death, the Government of Barbados extended sincerest condolences to his widow, Julie; his daughters, Leah and Sabrina; and his extended family.
Barbados will begin three days of national mourning starting today, Monday, July 27, due to the passing of Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, a Government statement has said.
“All flags will be flown at half mast,” the statement added.
Arthur was Barbados' fifth Head of Government and the longest serving Prime Minister, working in that capacity from 1994 to 2008.
He also served as Opposition Leader from 2010 to 2013.
In 1983 he was appointed a senator and a year later, Arthur was elected to the House of Assembly.
Arthur remained in politics until his resignation as a Member of the Barbados Labour Party and an MP for Saint Peter on March 6, 2018.
He was replaced as MP by Colin Jordan, who has now been appointed to coordinate the funeral of the former Prime Minister.
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