Former Indonesian president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie dies at 83
Habibie was 83 at the time of death.
“I on behalf of the people of Indonesia and the government would like to express my deep sorrow for the passing of Professor BJ Habibie.
Last year, Habibie was admitted to the Starnberg hospital near Munich and underwent treatment for a leaky heart valve.
Habibie is credited with democratizing Indonesia after he took office as president to replace Suharto, who resigned under pressure in 1998 amid widespread unrest at the height of the Asian financial crisis.
Habibie served as president from May 1998 to Oct. 1999.