Three diplomatic sources of Reuters report the death of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

“Yes, he died,” one of the sources reported.

This is the first report of the international media on death of Karimov.

Fergana news agency reported the Karimov’s death on August 29 at about 3 - 4 p.m., Tashkent time.

On September 2, the media have reported that Uzbekistan is preparing for the funeral of President Islam Karimov.

The President's daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva said that her father was hospitalized "due to cerebral hemorrhage."

The health of a 78-year-old permanent leader of the independent Uzbekistan has deteriorated sharply for the last 24 hours, the report said.

Authorities grudgingly informed about Karimov's health. Secrets spawned speculation that the authoritarian Head of State may have died.

Samarkand authorities on Friday night urgently mobilized manpower for cleaning the main streets, which, according to Reuters’s sources, could indicate preparations for the funeral.

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