Ariel Sharon is still alive. After suffering a stroke on Jan. 4, 2006, Sharon plunged into a deep coma. Since then he has been kept on life support at Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv. He has a single room that is not located in an intensive care unit. In five+ years, he has not given a single sign of waking up, but has he had no major complications either.
“He has a sturdy body, but his case is exceptional,” says a doctor. “Many patients would have died of an infection by now. Not him; he's still holding on. This situation may continue for a long time, but he has absolutely no chance of regaining conscience.”
The fate of Ariel Sharon has been kept silent for years – word does not get past any doctors, politicians or members of his family. The spokesman for Sheba hospital had only this to say to Le Monde: “The only information I can provide you is that his condition is stable and unchanged. For more information, please contact the members of his family.”