Former Minister for Health and Social Security George Hyzler, 85, has passed away.

Dr Hyzler, a long serving Nationalist MP and medical doctor from Zejtun who lived in Qormi, also served as Acting President.

In a tribute to Dr Hyzler when he retired from public life two years ago, the Nationalist Party said that Dr Hyzler had served the prestigious role of Acting President with a sense of humility as well as dedication to his country, just as he served as an MP, minister and doctor.

Dr Hyzler was hailed as an honest, motivated and responsible man who always remained close to the people.

The Labour Party in a statement today expressed its condolences and praised Dr Hyzler for his commitment in his profession and politics.

The Nationalist Party in its tribute said that Dr Hyzler was a 'gentleman' of politics who always stayed close to the people.

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