Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic died in bed in his detention cell in the Hague where he was on trial for genocide. Dutch police is investigating.
Milosevic was 64-years old and suffered a heart condition and high blood pressure. Two cardiologists treating Milosevic warned he was suffering from a life-threatening condition known as a hypertensive emergency, when surges in blood pressure can damage the heart, kidneys and central nervous system.
Last month he requested to go to Russia for specialist medical treatment but the tribunal rejected his application despite a promise by Russia to return him to the Hague.