Ieng Thirith


Age: 83

Summary: influential leader in the Khmer Rouge considered as the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the deaths of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970's who was a sister-in-law of the movement's late supreme leader Pol Pot (d. 1998) and was also minister of social affairs while she was married to the regime's former foreign minister Ieng Sary (who died in 2013 at age 87).

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

Born: March 10, 1932

Died: August 22, 2015

Phnom Penh, Cambodia