Abdel-Halim Abu Ghazala

 

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: former defense minister of Egypt from 1981 to 1989 who was once touted as a possible successor to President Hosni Mubarak, and who was also a veteran of Arab-Israeli wars.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: January 15, 1930

 

Died: September 6, 2008

 

Location: Cairo, Egypt