FILE - In this Sunday May 16, 2004 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pauses during a news conference in his Jerusalem office regarding education reform. Israeli media outlets are reporting that Sharon has died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the age of 85. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
(The Associated Press)
JERUSALEM – Israeli media is reporting that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago, has died at 85. The hospital where he has been receiving treatment will hold a news conference shortly.