Egyptian media report that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak passed away today (Tuesday) at the age of 91 after falling ill and was recently transferred to the intensive care unit of the Al-Gala Military Hospital in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, for urgent surgery.
No official announcement has been made yet, but the media in the country state that in the vicinity of the hospital where Mubarak was treated, senior figures were seen, including their two former president sons, Ala and Gamal Mubarak.
Mubarak was brought to the hospital about a month ago (Tuesday, January 21) and after medical tests he performed was admitted a few days later, on Friday, January 24 for surgery to remove a stomach tumor. After the operation, he was transferred to the intensive care unit and continued to receive medical treatment, but this morning, as mentioned, his death was reported.
Muhammad Hosni Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928, in the village of al-Musuluha in al-Monofiya province, north of Cairo. He was first sworn in as President of Egypt on October 14, 1981 after the assassination of President Muhammad Anwar Sadat on October 6, 1981 by Egyptian Jihad. Mubarak served as President of Egypt for about 30 years – until February 11, 2011.