Former Israeli Prime Minister, President and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres is dead, according to Israel's Channel 2 and Channel 10. The 93-year-old Peres suffered a massive stroke two weeks ago. He was reported to be making progress but doctors said he took a turn for the worse Tuesday. Peres' family was believed to be at his bedside when he died at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
The health of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres has deteriorated, Israel's interior minister said Tuesday, two weeks after Peres suffered a stroke.
The visibly shaken minister, Aryeh Deri, told reporters at a Tel Aviv hospital that he had been praying for Peres at his bedside.