Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor has died in his prison cells in the United Kingdom, Prisons Officials said in a press statement.
The cause of the dead is not immediately known but his body has been carried away for an autopsy.
Some have suggested that a visitor might have sneaked in poison for the ex-president upon his request.
Taylor was convicted on 11 charges including terrorism, rape, murder and the use of child soldiers by rebel groups in neighbouring Sierra Leone during the 1991-2002 civil war, in which some 50,000 people died.
The former Liberian leader was found to have supplied weapons to the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels in exchange for so-called blood diamonds.
The rebels were notorious for hacking off the limbs of civilians to terrorise the population.
Taylor has always insisted he is innocent and that his only contact with the rebels was to urge them to stop fighting.
BREAKING: Pope Launches New Bible And Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
After years of wandering around as to accept same-sex marriage or not, the Pope has not been able to give a definite answer on his stand on the issue due to verses in the scriptures that speak against the act.
The Pope has on early Saturday morning launched a new translation of the Holy Scriptures in an unannounced meeting of selected Archbishops, Bishops and fathers around the globe.
The translation, which is named “The Last Hour Translation of The Holy Scriptures” is inspired by Catholicism and also have 66 books just as the original Hebrew and Greek scriptures.
Verses that speak against same-sex marriages have been removed from “The last Hour Translation of The Holy Scriptures” and few others have been modified to suit the belief of the Pope and his followers.
Bible Commentators have suggested that the new translation by the Pope was assisted by Harper Collins, the publisher of “The Joy Of Gay Sex” , a satanic scriptures. Harper Collins has been reported to have acquired The New International Version and have removed various verses and also turned down others.
Our Vatican reporter would be updating this post with shots from the newly launched Bible.