Chadian Prime Minister Pascal Yoadimadji has died in Paris at the age of 56.

Chad's ambassador to France says Mr. Yoadimnadji died Friday from a brain hemorrhage. The prime minister was flown to Paris earlier this week after suffering a heart attack.

Mr. Yoadimnadji was named prime minister in 2005 by Chadian President Idriss Deby. He had previously served in the government as agricultural minister, president of the national electoral commission and president of the constitutional council.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.