Sheik Abu Hassan Aref Halawi

 

 

Age: 103

 

Summary: spiritual leader of the Druse, an offshoot of Islam with communities in Lebanon, Israel, Syria and other Arab states and half a million followers around the world, who was the sect's highest religious authority.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from surgery

 

Born: 1899

 

Died: November 26, 2003

 

Location: Beirut, Lebanon