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JUST IN: Former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, Dies At 93

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman.

The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who is also Peres’s son-in-law, told AFP.
He had been surrounded by family members, a source close to Peres told AFP.
His family held a press conference later in the morning, praising Peres’s tireless work ethic and what they called his devotion to peace.

“He had no interest other than serving the people of Israel,” said his son Chemi, his eyes moist as he read a letter on behalf of the family at the hospital. 


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