Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres passes away

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, his personal doctor told AFP, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

AFP| Updated: Sep 28, 2016, 11:44 AM IST
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres passes away

Jerusalem: Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, his personal doctor told AFP, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

The 93-year-old died at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who is also Peres`s son-in-law, told AFP.