Prime Minister Theresa May said:
It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl. As the First Chancellor of a unified Germany since 1945 he was a giant of European history. On behalf of the people of the United Kingdom I pay tribute to the role he played in helping to end the Cold War and reunify Germany.
We have lost the father of modern Germany and my deepest sympathies and condolences are with his family and with the German people at this sad time.