Omar Karami at his offices in Tripoli 2009.
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BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Omar Karami died Thursday morning at the age of 80 .The Karami family announced the passing of the former politician in a statement in the early hours of the morning.Karami was born on March 7, 1935, in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city.The elder brother's death paved the way for Omar to break into politics.Karami was elected three times to Parliament in 1992, 1996, and 2000 .Hours after news emerged of Karami's passing, Prime Minister Tammam Salam's office announced three days of mourning, beginning Friday.
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