Ariel Sharon's Funeral To Be Held Monday

wochit politics
January 11, 2014 AT 11:04 AM
The state funeral of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon will be held Monday. He passed away Saturday at a medical centre after being comatose for eight years. The 85-year-old leader suffered a stroke in 2006 and slipped into a coma. His condition deteriorated last week after he suffered a kidney failure. He died at the Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv. Sharon will be laid to rest at a site close to his family's Sycamore Ranch in southern Israel and will be buried next to his second wife Lily Sharon, who died of cancer 14 years ago.