CAIRO (AP) — An Interior Ministry spokesman says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been moved from prison to a military hospital after reports he he suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly worsened.

The spokesman Alaa Mahmoud says the 84-year-old Mubarak was moved by ambulance from the hospital in Torah Prison to nearby Maadi Hospital in southern Cairo. The military facility is where Mubarak's predecessor Anwar Sadat was declared dead after being shot by Islamic extremists in 1981.

Earlier, the state news agency said Mubarak's health condition rapidly deteriorated, with his heart stopping briefly, then suffering a stroke.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on June 2 for failing to stop the killing of protesters in last year's uprising that led to his ouster.

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • April 1975

    Egyptian President Anwar Sadat choses Hosni Mubarak as his vice president.

  • Oct. 14, 1981

    Following Sadat's assassination during a military parade, Mubarak is sworn in as president.

  • June 26, 1995

    The Egyptian president survives an assassination attempt while visiting Ethiopia.

  • February 2005

    Mubarak orders constitutional amendments that pave the way for Egypt's first-ever multi-candidate elections.

  • March 2005

    Hundreds participate in protests to oppose a fifth term for Mubarak or plans to let his son Gamal succeed him.

  • Sept. 7, 2005

    Egypt holds its first multi-candidate presidential election is held. Mubarak wins easily over nine other candidates and is sworn in for a fifth consecutive presidential term several weeks later.

  • Nov. 28, 2010

    Egypt holds parliamentary elections, but opposition parties claim the elections are marred by fraud.

  • Jan. 25, 2011

    Thousands of anti-government protesters in Cairo stage the biggest demonstrations in Egypt in years.

  • Jan. 28, 2011

    Mass protests rock Cairo and other cities. Mubarak orders the army out on the streets to restore order.

  • Jan. 29, 2011

    Mubarak appoints his first vice president, Omar Suleiman in a bid to appease protesters. A wave of looting grips Egypt after police withdraw from Cairo and several cities.

  • Feb. 10, 2011

    Mubarak refuses to leave office but hands some powers to Vice President Suleiman.

  • Feb. 11, 2011

    Mubarak resigns and hands power to the military after protesters flood the streets of Cairo and other cities.

  • April 13, 2011

    Mubarak is detained along with his two sons for ordering the use of lethal force against protesters and corruption. The elder Mubarak is held in custody at a Sharm el-Sheikh hospital to monitor his health.

  • July 14, 2011

    Mubarak denies responsibility for the killing some 850 protesters by his security forces, during Egypt's uprising, according to a published transcript of his interrogation.

  • June 2, 2012

    Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison for acting as an accomplice in the killing of demonstrators during the January 2011 protests. (AP Photo, File)