Buenos Aires - Former Argentina president Raul Alfonsin, who led his country out of an era of dictatorship, died late Tuesday, his personal doctor confirmed. He was 82.
Alfonsin died peacefully, his doctor Alberto Sadler said.
Earlier in the day, his son son Ricardo Alfonsin said his condition was rapidly deteriorating following a bout of pneumonia, but that he was still lucid. Alfonsin was suffering from lung cancer.
He was diagnosed with pneumonia on Sunday and was being treated at his home in the Barrio Norte neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.