Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies

//Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies

Saturday 11 January 2014 12.53

Ariel Sharon has died, aged 85 Ariel Sharon has died, aged 85

Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli general and prime minister has died.

Mr Sharon, who was in a coma for eight years after he had a stroke at the height of his power, died on Saturday aged 85, according to the office of current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mr Sharon was in a coma since January 4, 2006 after suffering a massive stroke. His condition took a sudden turn for the worse on 1 January, when he suffered serious kidney problems following surgery.

The hospital where Mr Sharon was being treated has called a media conference for Ipm Irish time.

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