Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who ruled the country for almost 30 years has died in Cairo at the age of 91.

Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt.

He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and was freed in March 2017.

His death was confirmed by Egyptian state news today .

Reports say Mubarak died at a Cairo hospital where he had undergone an unspecified surgery but offered no other detail.

Hosni Mubarak became president following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat, and played a key role in the Israel-Palestinian peace process.