Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa
Summary: leader of Bahrain since 1961 considered as an important Persian Gulf ally to Western nations who had struggled to calm unrest from Bahrain's Shiite majority as a Sunni Muslim in recent years.
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Born: June 3, 1933
Died: March 6, 1999
Location: Manama, Bahrain