The then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev died at the age of 91.

He died at the age of 91 after a long illness.

The Russian news agency gave this information.

Sputnik News quoted the hospital as saying that Gorbachev had some serious ailments.

For which he was undergoing treatment for a long time.

But he breathed his last in the intervening night of August 30-31.

Mikhail was a highly influential leader of the Soviet Union who pioneered the reform of communist rule.