Ariel Sharon


Born: 2/27/1928 in Kfar Malal, Palestine (Israel)
Died: 1/11/2014
Age: 85
Cause of death: kidney failure while in a coma following a stroke

Full name: Ariel Scheinermann
Noted For: Israeli defense minister (1981-82), resigned under pressure over his responsibility for massacres in Beirut during Israel's war with Lebanon. Enacted a unilateral withdrawal of ground forces from the Gaza Strip. Prime minister (2001-06). Left the Likud party and formed the Kadima party (2005). Comatose from a stroke from 4 January 2006 until his death.