Hamid Gul


Age: 78

Summary: Pakistani army officer and leader of Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets who later publicly supported Islamic militants and whose tenure at the ISI and his outspoken backing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and other extremists showed the murky loyalties at play years later when the U.S. and Pakistan formed an unlikely alliance after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Cause of Death: Brain hemorrhage

Born: November 20, 1936

Died: August 15, 2015

Murree, Pakistan