|In a career spanning nearly 70 years, he served in a dozen cabinets and was twice a Labor prime minister.|
Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday.
An official announcement of the death the Israeli elderly statesman was expected at around 7 a.m. local time (04:00 GMT). Details of the timing of the funeral were also expected.
Peres was part of almost every major development in Israel since the country’s founding in 1948. In a career spanning nearly 70 years, he served in a dozen cabinets and was twice a Labor prime minister.
Peres is widely seen as having gained nuclear capabilities for Israel by procuring the secret Dimona reactor from France while defense ministry director-general in the 1950s. And as defense minister oversaw the 1976 Israeli rescue of hijacked Israelis at Entebbe airport in Uganda.
Peres held the largely ceremonial post of president from 2007-2014.
Earlier in September, after a series of health scares including a mild heart attack, Peres received an artificial pacemaker.