The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail, 77, died Friday, January 22, 2010 after ruling the state for almost three decades.
The Sultan breathed his last at 7.15pm at the Puteri Specialist Hospital after he was admitted to the hospital earlier following an illness.
The death of the sultan was announced by Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, here Friday night.
The ruler left behind his wife, the Sultanah of Johor Sultanah Zanariah and 10 children.
Sultan Iskandar was born in Istana Semayam, Johor Baharu on April 8, 1932, and was made the Sultan of Johor on May 11, 1981.
He was installed as the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Nov 15, 1984.