The leader of the highly crowded Middle East nation led the country for 30 years before stepping down amid mass protests last 2011.
The former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday according to the country’s state television.
Mubarak ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years until he stepped down amid mass protests against his rule during the Arab spring 2011.He was jailed for years after the uprising, but was acquitted by Egypt’s highest appeals court in March 2017 of conspiring to kill protesters in the final verdict in a long-running case that originally resulted in him being sentenced to life in prison in 2012 over the deaths of 239 protesters.
A separate corruption charge was overturned in January 2015.This has led many Egyptians stunned, thousands of whom poured into central Cairo to show their anger and disappointment against the court.
The former President of Egypt often appeared in a frail state during his court appearances, attending on a stretcher and wearing dark sunglasses.
Last January 4, Alaa, Mubarak’s son announced that his father underwent surgery and that his condition was stable although he gave no other details.
Hosni Mubarak has suffered ill health in recent years and was brought to intensive care unit earlier this week before he passed away.
The state television reported the former leader died at a Cairo hospital where he had undergone an unspecified surgery. The report said he had health complications.
His brother-in-law, General Mounir Thabet, reported to the AFP news agency that Mubarak passed away at Cairo’s Galaa military hospital.
“Indeed, to ‘Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return.’ My father, Hosni Mubarak, passed away this morning,” Alaa Mubarak posted on Twitter.
Egypt’s presidency said in a statement that it mourned Mubarak’s death as a “war hero and military leader” and has offered its condolences to Mubarak’s family.
A military source told Reuters news agency that the former air force officer will be buried in a military funeral but the schedule is still uncertain.