Former Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93.
Peres won the prize in 1994 for peace talks with Palestinians. After suffering a major stroke two weeks ago, his condition worsened according to the Associated Press.
Peres is the elder statesman of Israeli politics, regarded as one of the country’s most admired leaders and the last surviving link to its founding fathers.
He held nearly every senior political officer during his 70-year career, including three stints as Prime Minister.
Many have reached out to provide their condolences.
Laureen & I are saddened to learn of the passing of dear friend Shimon Peres. Our sincere condolences to his family & the people of Israel.— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres was, above all, a man of peace. My deepest condolences to his loved ones and to the people of Israel on his passing.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 28, 2016
Saddened to hear of the passing of one of the world's great leaders President Shimon Peres. I had the honor of meeting him. Will be missed.— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) September 28, 2016