HuffPost's Josh Hersh reports:
Gaddafi was killed after rebel forces stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last reinforcements of Gaddafi-loyal troops hid out, according to multiple reports. An official of Libya's transitional government has informed the U.S. government of the killing, the Associated Press reported.
Gaddafi's death suggests that the violent revolution may come to a close without spiraling into all out civil war or an Iraqi-style insurgency, although many issues surrounding Libya's future remain unsolved.
Below, a slideshow highlighting political reaction to the death of Gaddafi: