The Former Egyptian military and political leader Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak has died at the age of 91. His demise was confirmed by Egyptian state news this morning; Tuesday 25th February 2020 by the Al-Watan website.

Mubarak underwent surgery in late January and was photographed with his grandson as he recovered. On Saturday, however, Mubarak’s son Alaa said that the former president remained in intensive care.

Muhammad Hosni served as the fourth president of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt.

He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and was freed in March 2017.

He became president less than a decade later, following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat, and played a key role in the Israel-Palestinian peace process.

Mubarak, was initially sentenced to life imprisonment over the deaths of some of the 900 protesters who were killed by security forces during the 2011 uprising.

These charges were later overturned and was released in2017.