Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman


Age: 78

Egyptian blind cleric and convicted terrorist who was sentenced to life in prison in the U.S. after his 1995 conviction for his advisory role in connection with a failed plot to blow up landmarks in New York City, including the United Nations and several bridges and tunnels.

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes and coronary artery disease

Born: May 3, 1938

Died: February 18, 2017

Butner, North Carolina