Abdul Karim al-Eryani


Age: 81

Yemeni diplomat and former prime minister of Yemen from 1998 to 2001 who helped to bring about a peaceful change of Yemen's government during the Arab Spring of 2011 and was considered as a father figure and a voice of reason in a country infamous for long, bloody tribal feuds and more recently an expanding franchise of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness

Born: October 12, 1934

Died: November 8, 2015

Frankfurt, Germany