Former Egyptian President Hosni MubarakÂ has passed away aged 91Â in a Cairo hospital. weeks after undergoing surgery, state television has announced.
Mubarak ruledÂ Egypt for 30 years until he was deposed following mass protests against his rule in 2011, during the Arab spring. He was jailed for years after the uprising but was freed in 2017 after being acquitted of most charges.
Mubarak was the first of the leaders toppled in a wave of Arab uprisings to face trial. In scenes that captivated Egyptians, he appeared in a courtroom cage on a range of charges.
He wasÂ acquitted by Egyptâ€™s highest appeals courtÂ in March 2017 of conspiring to kill protesters in the final verdict in a long-running case that originally resulted in him beingÂ sentenced to life in prison in 2012Â over the deaths of 239 protesters. A separate corruption charge was overturned in January 2015.
Mubarak often appeared in a frail state during his court appearances, attending on a stretcher and wearing dark sunglasses.