Andal Ampatuan, Sr.
politician and patriarch of the Ampatuan political family in the
violence-ridden southern Maguindanao province on the island of Mindanao
in the Philippines who was elected governor of Maguindanao in 2001
defeating incumbent governor Zacaria Candao in the May 14, 2001
gubernatorial election, but who had came to international attention in
November 2009 as the prime suspect in the Maguindanao massacre, in
which 58 people including the family of the Ampatuan political rival
and 32 journalists were shot to death and buried with a backhoe on a
rival's convoy in one of the worst political and news media massacres
in the history of the Philippines.
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Died: July 17, 2015
Location: Quezon City, Philippines