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French daily Le Monde top editor Erik Izraelewicz suffers heart attack while at work

The top editor at France's leading daily newspaper has died suddenly of a heart attack.

Erik Izraelewicz, 58, had led Le Monde for about two years, after a career that included top jobs at some of France's leading business newspapers. In a statement, Le Monde journalists said Izraelewicz collapsed while working in his office Tuesday evening and was rushed to a Paris hospital, where he was declared dead.

The newspaper has not yet named a replacement.