Summary: Lebanese influential economist, diplomat and former finance minister of Lebanon from 2008 to 2009 who had served as Lebanon's Ambassador to the U.S. from 1997 to 2000 and also appeared on numerous Western news outlets as a public spokesman for the Lebanese government during the July 2006 war, but who had recently became an outspoken critic of the Syrian government and Hezbollah militants.
Cause of Death: Killed in a car bombing
Born: March 27, 1951
Died: December 27, 2013
Location: Beirut, Lebanon