Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Partit Nazzjonalista MP Frederick Azzopardi (71) passed away on Saturday night.
Azzopardi was married to Carmen, and together they had three children.
He worked in the public service between 1969 and 1998. In 1997 he was elected deputy mayor of Victoria.
Azzopardi who was elected to parliament for the first time in 1998 and was re-elected in every election following that, served as the Government Deputy Whip and Parliamentary Assistant in the Ministry of Gozo.
Condolences pour in on social media
Writing on Facebook, Partit Nazzjonalista leader and Opposition leader Bernard Grech offered his condolences to Azzopardi’s family.
He described Azzopardi as a politician who prioritised the wellbeing of the Gozitan community in his work.
In a statement signed by Deputy PN leader David Agius, Opposition Whip Robert Cutajar and the party’s secretary general Francis Zammit Dimech, Partit Nazzjonalista said that Azzopardi would always be remembered as a “great gentleman”.
A lovely man, a gentleman, a friend.
Rest In Peace my friend and take care of your amazing family, take care of us all.