Trinidad and Tobago has lost a much loved son of the soil and a true patriot.

These are some of the words being used to describe former President George Maxwell Richards who died on Monday evening.

Tv6 News has confirmed he is to receive a State funeral as condolences are pouring in for the nation's fourth President.

Juhel Browne reports.

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