President Shimon Peres's wife passes away in Tel Aviv home, apparently from cardiac arrest. Throughout the years she avoided public spotlight. Sonya and Shimon lived apart in last few years. President kissed her goodbye after her death
President Shimon Peres's wife Sonya died Thursday in her Tel Aviv home at the age of 87. She apparently suffered a cardiac arrest during her sleep. A Magen David Adom doctor pronounced her dead.
At around 12 pm, Peres's driver Alon phoned Sonya's house to inquire after her. Her grandson answered the phone and said his grandmother was asleep. Following the call he decided to check on her and only then discovered she had died in her sleep.
Upon word of his wife's death the president left his Jerusalem residence and headed towards their joint home in northern Tel Aviv. He entered her room alone and kissed her goodbye.