CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak, who was president of Egypt until he was overthrown in 2011 during the Arab Spring, has died, multiple news outlets are reporting. He was 91.
Mubarak became president in 1981 after then-President Anwar Sadat was assassinated. Mubarak had been vice president at the time.
Three decades later, the military forced Mubarak to resign in 2011 following 18 days of pro-democracy protests, the AP reported. The uprising is often referred to as the Arab Spring.
Mubarak and his former security chief were convicted in 2012 of being complicit in the deaths of protesters. Although he received a life sentence, it was overturned two years later, the Times reported.
Mubarak and his sons, Alaa and Gamal, later received three-year prison sentences for corruption, according to the AP. Mubarak was released in 2017 and his sons in 2015, the outlet reported.