Peru’s former president Alan Garcia, 69, died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday.
He shot himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe.
Alan Garcia was elected president twice.
He was facing allegations of corruption, he repeatedly denied.
Garcia was one of nine people a judge had ordered to be arrested for alleged involvement in bribes in Latin America’s biggest graft scandal of a Brazilian construction company.
His death shocked the Latin American country that watched him become one of the world’s youngest presidents.
He was elected at 36 in 1985 and then for another five-year term in 2006.