Muammar Gaddafi Dead According To Reports: Twitter Reacts

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According to the National Transitional Council in Libya, the current de-facto rulers of Libya, former leader Muammar Gaddafi has succumbed to multiple wounds and died.

Apparently, Gaddafi was captured and shot in both legs near dawn on Thursday. He was reportedly fleeing rebel fighters in a convoy when NATO warplanes attacked. He was rushed away in an ambulance.

"He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head," National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."

Gaddafi was captured and eventually killed near Sirte, which is his hometown. There, anti-Gaddafi forces overtook many of the last remaining loyalist forces before taking Gaddafi himself.

There has not been additional confirmation of the NTC's claims.

UPDATE: CNN Reports that a cell phone phone distributed by the AFP shows a bloodied, wounded man that is being identified as Gaddafi.

Here's some early Twitter reaction:

Here's the story as I can tell: Khaddafy is dead; Gaddafi is in critical condition; and Qaddhafi is captured. #libya #confusing 35 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Gadhafi is reportedly dead. Finally the Libyan people can have freedom, you know unless NATO stays in Libya. #gadhafi 38 seconds ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

HAHAHA. Bon Voyage #Gadhafi. #Libyan PEOPLE should feel VERY UPLIFTED.....#SoLONGGadhafi 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Reports are that Moammar #Gadhafi has been killed. Now comes the time to start moving towards unifying the country and ending the civil war. 4 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I wonder who gets his sunglass collection? #Gadhafi 4 minutes ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

Some media reporting that #Gaddafi has been injured, others that he is dead etc. I just hope they don't toss the body overboard #BinLaden 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I don't suppoprt muder, but if Muammar Gaddafi is really dead, then Libya can rebuild and run the country the RIGHT way. R.I.P. Fathi <3 41 seconds ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I don't know which is more painful; #Gaddafi's death or the ignorance of jubilating Africans applauding the stark advent of #Neocolonialism 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

However. Good luck Libya... You'll need it now. #libya #gaddafi #gadhafi 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Check out what others are saying about his death at his Famous Dead page.

Josh Wolford
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