Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday after a significant deterioration in his medical condition over the past two weeks.
Sharon, who was 85, was comatose for past eight years.
Sharon first had a small stroke in December 2005 and was put on blood thinners before experiencing a severe brain hemorrhage on January 4, 2006.
After spending months in the Jerusalem hospital where he was initially treated, Sharon was transferred to the long-term care facility at Tel Hashomer hospital.
He was taken home briefly at one point but returned to the hospital, where he has remained since.