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President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, ousted in 2011 uprising, dead at 91

Mubarak was in power for almost three decades.
Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during his meeting with Emirates foreign minister, not pictured, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt's state TV says the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, has died at 91.

The report says Mubarak died at a Cairo hospital where he had recently undergone surgery. The report said he had health complications but offered no other details.

Mubarak, who was in power for almost three decades, was forced to resign on Feb. 11, 2011, following 18 days of protests around the country.

The Arab Spring uprisings had convulsed autocratic regimes across the Middle East. 

Mubarak ruled for nearly 30 years and was the resolute face of stability in the region before being forces by the military to resign.