NICOSIA -- Defence Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos died on Saturday, a day after suffering after suffering extensive brain haemorrhage.
“The patient's condition deteriorated on Saturday and despite all efforts of the medical team, the patient died at 1.30 pm,” doctors said.
Health Minister Philippos Patsalis said his family and Cyprus had lost an excellent man.
Earlier on Saturday doctors said that his condition was showing deterioration and was irreversible.
Family and friends are at the hospital. President Anastasiades visited the minister earlier on Saturday and said only prayers could help.