Ariel Sharon dead at 85

January 11, 2014

AP

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
In this Sunday May 16, 2004 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pauses during a news conference in his Jerusalem office regarding education reform.

Israeli media is reporting that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago, has died at 85.

Sharon's condition had been deteriorating considerably in recent days.