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Continuing coverage of breaking news from the last hour the ousted leader of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak declared -- dead today by state television there.
Reports work his heart stopped in a hospital in that it did not respond to a defibrillator.
Authorities quickly revise that report now officially the 84 year old is in a coma being kept alive artificially by a respirator.
All of this after Hosni Mubarak reportedly suffered a stroke in a prison hospital.
Earlier this month Egyptian official says the former president to life behind bars for failing to prevent the killings the protesters calling for him to step down.
Those protesters succeeded last February -- Egypt Arab Spring finally push Hosni Mubarak out of the post he held for three decades.
Right now it's early Wednesday morning in tough -- -- square and you can see the crowds that were there in the last few hours.
They are waiting for official word.
And new layers for -- what is threatening to become a new chapter of unrest and political power struggles.
There is uncertainty about who would succeed Hosni Mubarak and whether any successor will actually wield any power.
Leland -- with -- news live early this Wednesday morning in Cairo Leland.
Good evening shepherd.
Here in Cairo there was a loud roar that went up from behind -- -- -- square when that rumor went through that President Mubarak.
Had suffered a heart attack and possibly died right now it seems though that rumor was untrue the only thing we do know.
For sure is he was moved from the prison.
To a military hospital the 84 year old was the king of the Arab world at peace stability here and ally of the United States and Israel but could talk.
To anyone he was thrown out after just a little less than three weeks.
Of protest and it was perhaps a coincidence or maybe he ousted leader just couldn't take the embarrassment anymore but.
This right now as egyptians are waiting for the results of the election for who will become their new president looks like the Muslim Brotherhood candidate.
Has the lead right now there -- mass protests.
You -- -- -- earlier today over the fact that the army.
The democratically elected parliament.
They also say the Muslim Brotherhood does that the army is staging affected -- and made their candidate Mohamed -- you will probably take the presidency.
Totally ineffective and simply.
Eight figure -- presidential election results are expected.
On Thursday what if any effect president Mubarak's current health crisis will have on the situation here -- -- He's very unclear as is the future of Egypt right now.
The situation as it stands though however the last time we had a big protests right here in Egypt.
Was when they try President Mubarak convicted and -- sentenced to life in prison.
The demonstrators shepherd one of the death penalty instead not a lot of tears will be shed when -- eventually passes never considered live from Cairo.
Here at home before.
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