Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed Philippe Monguillot’s loss of life on Friday.
Monguillot was hospitalized and declared brain dead after the July 5 attack at a bus cease in Bayonne, in southwest France.
His 18-year-old daughter, Marie Monguillot, advised Agence France-Presse that medical doctors and the household determined it was time “to let him go” and take him off life assist.
Monguillot was dragged off his No. 810 bus and violently crushed and kicked within the head after he requested 4 passengers to wear face masks, the Bayonne prosecutor mentioned. Masks are required on French public transportation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Four persons are in custody, authorities mentioned.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin traveled to meet Monguillot’s widow after information of his loss of life.
“This bus driver was only doing his job,” Darmanin mentioned. “He left his home in the morning and did not come back, leaving a widow and three orphan girls. It is an absolutely odious act.”
The widow, Veronique Monguillot, mentioned she advised Darmanin that the household was “destroyed” by the brutal attack and known as for “exemplary punishment” of these convicted of the slaying.
“We must bang a fist on the table, so this never happens again,” she mentioned. “It’s barbaric, not regular. We should cease this bloodbath.”
France has greater than 208,000 confirmed coronavirus infections and over 30,000 virus-related deaths, in accordance to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.