CMC - Former Belize prime minister George Cadle Price, died on Monday after being hospitalised for nearly a week following emergency surgery.
He was 92.
His family announced that Price, who took the country into independence in 1981, died at the Belize Healthcare Partners Hospital at 6.30 a.m today.
He had been hospitalised since Wednesday, September 14 after suffering a fall at his home.
He was in a medically induced coma following surgery to remove a blood clot.