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Former Israeli Prime Minister Sharon Dies

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died from complications associated with a massive stroke that he suffered eight years ago. He was 85.

Israeli news reports say Sharon died Saturday at a hospital near Tel Aviv.

Sharon served as prime minister from 2001 until a stroke left him hospitalized and in a coma in 2006.

A week ago, medical officials said his kidneys and other vital organs had begun to fail.

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