It has been exactly one year since Former Tunisian President Ben Ali died in Djeddah on September 19, 2019 at the age of 86. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed political figures of his generation.
Today, fans of Ben Ali along with the rest of the world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Ben Ali, a cultural icon
Born Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in Hammam Sousse on September 3, 1933, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in Tunisian history. Ben Ali was not just a great political figure, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been one year since the tragic loss of Ben Ali and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Ben Ali is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Ben Ali.
Ben Ali career in pictures
- President of Tunisia (1987 - 2011)
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