Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia’s first freely elected president, has died Thursday morning.
He was 92 years old, and the world’s oldest sitting president.
reports has it that Essebsi was admitted to hospital on Wednesday but executives did not state why he was receiving medication.
Essebsi won the Tunisia’s first free elections 5 years ago following Arab riots across the region.
Earlier this year, he declared he would not compete in elections expected in November.