This piece of news might come as a surprise for some, however, most have seen it coming. The Former Egyptian President to Egypt, Hosni Mubarak has officially been declared dead at the age of 91, according to Al-Watan Egyptian News agency.
Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force. He served as its commander from 1972 to 1975 and rose to the rank of air chief marshal in 1973.
Sometime in the 1950s, he returned to the Air Force Academy as an instructor, remaining there until early 1959. He assumed the presidency after the assassination of Anwar Sadat. Mubarak’s presidency lasted almost thirty years, making him Egypt’s longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha, who ruled the country from 1805 to 1848, a reign of 43 years.
Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of demonstrations during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. On 11 February 2011, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had resigned as president and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.