Norodom Sihanouk

 

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: mercurial king of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 who became an independence hero as he helped to navigate Cambodia through 50 years of war, genocide, and upheaval, but who had been in China since January 2012 to receive medical treatment for a variety of illnesses he had suffered in recent years, including colon cancer, diabetes, and hypertension.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: October 31, 1922

 

Died: October 15, 2012

 

Location: Beijing, China