Abdurrahman Wahid

 

 

Age: 69

 

Summary: former president of Indonesia who ruled briefly during the nation's first tumultuous years of democracy from 1999 to 2001 as a proponent of moderate Islam and a democratic reformer but who ultimately was unable to implement his ambitious ideas in the vast island state of 235 million people.

 

 

Cause of Death: Clogged artery

 

Born: September 7, 1940

 

Died: December 30, 2009

 

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia