Jalal Talabani


Age: 83

former president of Iraq from 2005 to 2014 who led one of Iraq's main Kurdish factions and later became the country's president after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, who was often seen as a unifying elder statesman who could soothe tempers among Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds.

Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke

Born: November 12, 1933

Died: October 3, 2017

Berlin, Germany