Costas Papacostas


Age: 75

Summary: former defense minister of Cyprus from 2008 to 2011 who had resigned from his position following the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base explosion that claimed the lives of 13 people, and who was also found guilty of manslaughter for his role in the 2011 Mari explosion with the court saying he "closed his eyes to the danger" regarding the storage of explosives for which he received a sentence of five years imprisonment.

Cause of Death: Heart problems

Born: November 12, 1939

Died: September 21, 2015

Nicosia, Cyprus