Khaled Hussein


Age: 73

Palestinian militant and member of the Palestinian Liberation Front terrorist group who helped plan the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship during which an elderly American passenger named Leon Klinghoffer was shot and dumped in the sea in his wheelchair when four Palestinian militants hijacked the ship off the Egyptian coast, who was convicted in absentia by a Genoa, Italy court and sentenced to life in jail in 1987 for helping plan the attack, and who did not take part in the hijacking but provided logistical support.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: 1935

Died: June 22, 2009

Benevento, Italy