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Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Dies At 85

January 11, 2014

Former prime minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday. Sharon spent the last eight years in a coma after he suffered from a stroke.

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(The Hill) — Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday after spending eight years in a coma following a debilitating stroke. He was 85.

Sharon’s death was confirmed to the Associated Press by his son Gilad Sharon at Tel Hashomer near Tel Aviv.

He had been receiving treatment since last week at the Sheba Medical Center, where he suffered from failure vital organs including his kidneys shortly before his death.

“He has gone. He went when he decided to go,” Gilad Sharon said outside the hospital where the former prime minister was treated after falling into a coma.

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