Ahmad Chalabi


Age: 71

Iraqi prominent politician who became a Pentagon favorite when he helped to convince the Bush administration to overthrow Saddam Hussein in 2003 by pushing false allegations of weapons of mass destruction and links to al-Qaida, who was a leading proponent of the invasion and had close ties to many in the Bush administration (who viewed him as a favorite to lead Iraq), but who had a falling-out with the Pentagon after the invasion and was largely sidelined by other Iraqi leaders including many with close ties to neighboring Iran.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: October 30, 1944

Died: November 3, 2015

Baghdad, Iraq