Joseph Momoh

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: president of Sierra Leone from 1985 until he was overthrown in a military coup in 1992 by Capt. Valentine Strasser who was frustrated with Momoh's handling of rebel forces led by ruthless leader Foday Sankoh during the civil war.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: January 26, 1937

 

Died: August 2, 2003

 

Location: Conakry, Guinea