Yasser Arafat

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: Palestinian guerrilla leader turned Nobel Peace Prize winner who forced his people's plight into the world spotlight and kept the Palestinians' cause at the center of the Arab-Israel conflict but fell short of creating a Palestinian state, but who along with other secular Arab leaders of his generation saw his influence weakened by the rise of radical Islam in recent years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness

 

Born: August 24, 1929

 

Died: November 11, 2004

 

Location: Clamart, France