Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted by the military during an uprising in 2011, has passed away in Cairo. He was 91. Before a popular uprising that swept Egypt, Mubarak held the office for three decades, BBC reported.
Mubarak’s conviction in the killing of protesters during the revolution was overturned and was freed in 2017.
Egyptian state news on Tuesday confirmed his death at a military hospital, according to BBC.
According to the report, Mubarak underwent surgery in late January and on Saturday his son Alaa said that the former president remained in intensive care.
Who was Mubarak?
Mubarak, who was born in 1928, served air force as a teenager. He played a key role in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. A decade later, he became president of Egypt after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat.
First Published: IST