1. According to CNN and The Associated Press, Noriega, once a United States ally, was removed from power after U.S. forces invaded the country in 1989. Two years later, he was convicted on drug charges and served a 17-year sentence. He also was convicted of money laundering in France and murdering political opponents in Panama.
  2. Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega mugshot in 1990. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons/Getty Images)
    Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega mugshot in 1990. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons/Getty Images)
  3. In March, Noriega had a brain hemorrhage at a Panama City hospital while undergoing surgery on a benign brain tumor, CNN reported. Noriega was "placed in a medically induced coma," according to CNN.
  4. Noriega's death "closes a chapter in our history; his daughters and his relatives deserve to bury him in peace," Panama's president, Juan Carlos Varela, tweeted in Spanish early Tuesday, according to The New York Times.
  5. Noriega leaves behind wife Felicidad and three daughters, the AP reported.
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