Report: Mubarak 'Clinging to Life'

A lawyer for the former Egyptian president says he's still alive.

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Hosni Mubarak (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

UPDATED Wednesday, June 20, 10:45 a.m. EDT: Egypt's state news agency said that former President Hosni Mubarak is "clinically dead" after multiple strokes, but a lawyer for Mubarak told NBC News early Wednesday that the ousted leader was clinging to life, MSNBC reports.

UPDATED Tuesday, June 19, 6:45 p.m. EDT: Newsday reports that Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive by life support after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital in a rapidly worsening condition, according to officials. The state news agency MENA said Mubarak was "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital and that doctors used a defibrillator on him several times. It initially said the efforts were not successful. But an official said that Mubarak was put on life support. He had no further details on Mubarak's condition.

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Reuters reports that Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years until overthrown by a revolution in the Arab Spring last year, was declared clinically dead by his doctors on Tuesday. Egypt's state news agency MENA, released the news in a report confirmed by a hospital source.

The 84-year-old was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month.

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