As it happened: Ariel Sharon dies

Key points

  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died, aged 85
  • Sharon had been on life support and out of the public eye since suffering a massive stroke eight years ago
  • He was a giant of the Israeli military and political scene, but courted controversy throughout his long career
  • Sharon was being treated at the Sheba Medical Centre outside Tel Aviv
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Last updated 11 January 2014

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