Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spy chief and Hosni Mubarak's vice president, has died in the US while undergoing medical examination, an aide has said Al Jazeera reproted
"He was fine. It came suddenly while he was having medical tests in Cleveland," Hussein Kamal said on Thursday, without giving a reason for Suleiman's death.
The former intelligence chief stepped briefly into the limelight when he was made vice president days before Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising last year.
Suleiman was a central figure in Egyptian politics for more than 15 years until the country's revolution that toppled Mubarak.
He filed nomination to contest country's presidential elections, but his candidature was rejected.