Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, the man convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in 1993, is dead. Family members reported his death today at the age of 78.

Rahman, also known as The Blind Sheik, reportedly died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence.

Formerly a resident of New York City, Abdel-Rahman and nine others were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the first trade center bombing.

Abdel-Rahman was also accused of being the leader of "The Islamic Group." The organization is considered a terrorist organization by both U.S. and Egyptian governments.

Abdel-Rahman was believed to have played a role in the November 1997 Luxor massacre that killed 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians. He was serving a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. (TTWN Media Networks Inc.

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