Former diplomat, Osama El-Baz, died of illness Saturday at the age of 82.
El-Baz, one of Egypt's most prominent diplomatic figures, played a key role in drafting the 1979 Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel during the era of former president Anwar El-Sadat.
He later became the chief political aide to ousted president Hosni Mubarak.
El-Baz, who identified himself as a reformist, was sidelined during the latest years of the rule of Hosni Mubarak. El-Baz was even spotted during the 18 day Tahrir sit-in in January 2011 that caused the ousting of the Mubarak regime. He was however criticised by some Mubarak opponents for his close ties with the autocratic regime.