One of the main charachters inÂ persuading the UnitedÂ States to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, Ahmed Chalabi died on Tuesday of aÂ heart attack, siad state television and two parliamentarians.
Haitham al-JabouriÂ said attendants had found himÂ dead in his bed in his Baghdad home.
Chalabi has been seen as the man who helped push theÂ United States into invading Iraq in 2003, with information on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction programme, claims that eventually were discredited.
After Saddam’s fall, Chalabi returned to Iraq from exile.
At one point his name was suggested as aÂ candidate for prime minister but he never managed to rise to theÂ top of Iraq’s politics.
His eventual fallout with his former American allies alsoÂ hurt his chances of becoming Â the Prime Minister.