Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011, died Tuesday at age 91.
The once burly autocrat with the trademark sunglasses, who became frail after multiple surgeries towards the end of his life, spent years in custody for his role in the deaths of protesters, but was freed in 2017 after the convictions were overturned.
His son Alaa Mubarak wrote on Twitter: “This morning my father, President Mubarak, passed away”.
His death was confirmed by the presidency and on state television. (AFP)