Farouk Hosny, Egyptian artist and former Minister of Culture, mourned on Facebook the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak.\r\n\r\nEarlier Tuesday, Egyptian state-owned TV <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/former-president-mubarak-dies-at-age-of-91\/" target="_blank">reported<\/a> Mubarak\u2019s death at the age of 91, after a long battle with the disease.\r\n\r\nInformed sources announced that a military funeral will be held for the former president tomorrow, Wednesday after Dhuhr prayer at El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque, in the fifth settlement (El Tagamoa El Khames).\r\n\r\nMubarak is entitled to receive a military funeral by law no.35\/1975 for serving as a commander of the Egyptian Air Force during the <a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Yom_Kippur_War" target="_blank">October 6 War<\/a> in 1973.\r\n\r\nFurthermore, Hosny decided to postpone the opening of his art exhibition at Arts Center at Aisha Fahmy Palace, which was set to take place on Wednesday.\r\n\r\nThe new date will be announced soon.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.facebook.com\/535016703300949\/posts\/1815426561926617\/?d=n\r\n\r\nIt is worth mentioning that Mubarak was born on May 4th, 1928 and he stayed in power for three decades ended by the popular uprising of January 25th, 2011.\r\n\r\nOn 2 February 1949, he joined the Air Force Academy, gaining his commission as a pilot officer on 13 March 1950 and eventually receiving a bachelor\u2019s degree in aviation sciences.\r\n\r\nMubarak severed as a commander in the Egyptian Air Force from 1972-1975, before becoming president following the assassination of former President Anwar Sadat, with whom he served as his vice-president.\r\n\r\nMany Egyptians regarded the former president as a war hero for serving as a commander of the Egyptian Air Force during the October 6 War in 1973.\r\n\r\nMubarak served as an Egyptian Air Force officer in various formations and units; he spent two years in a Spitfire fighter squadron. Sometime in the 1950s, he returned to the Air Force Academy as an instructor, remaining there until early 1959.\r\n\r\nFrom February 1959 to June 1961, he undertook further training in the Soviet Union, attending a Soviet pilot training school in Moscow and another at Kant Air Base near Bishkek in the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic.\r\n\r\nIn 1964, Mubarak gained a place at the Frunze Military Academy in Moscow. On his return to Egypt, he served as a wing commander, then as a base commander; he commanded the Cairo West Air Base in October 1966 then briefly commanded the Beni Suef Air Base.\r\n\r\nMubarak became the Air Force Academy\u2019s commander in November 1967 when he was credited with doubling the number of Air Force pilots and navigators during the pre-October War years. Two years later, he became Chief of Staff for the Egyptian Air Force.\r\n\r\nIn 1972, he became Commander of the Air Force and Egyptian Deputy Minister of Defense. On 6 October 1973, at the breakout of the October War, the Egyptian Air Force launched a surprise attack on Israeli soldiers on the east bank of the Suez Canal.\r\n\r\nEgyptian pilots hit 90% of their targets, making Mubarak a national hero. The next year he was promoted to Air Chief Marshal in recognition of service during the October War of 1973 against Israel. Mubarak was credited in some publications for Egypt\u2019s initial strong performance in the war.