Ariel Sharon

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: controversial prime minister of Israel from 2001 until a stroke sent him into a coma in 2006 from which he never recovered who was a former military commander as a champion of an iron-fisted, territory-expanding Zionism for most of his life, but who stunned Israel and the world in 2005 when he withdrew all Israeli settles and troops from Gaza.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: February 26, 1928

 

Died: January 11, 2014

 

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel