Mubarak's No. 2 Dies in US

Omar Suleiman was undergoing medical tests in Cleveland
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2012 8:12 AM CDT
Mubarak's No. 2 Dies in US
In this April 22, 2009, file photo Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman is in Jerusalem for a first high-level meeting between an Egyptian official and Israel's new hard-line government.   (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill, File)

Omar Suleiman, former vice president, spy chief, and trusted associate of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, died early today in a US hospital after a sudden illness. "He was fine," an aide tells Reuters. "It came suddenly while he was having medical tests in Cleveland." No word yet on the cause of death for the 76-year-old, who made a failed bid for the presidency after Mubarak fell. His body will be brought home to be buried. (More Omar Suleiman stories.)

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