There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.
It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.