Former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores has died, the government has said. Flores was 56.
Flores, who was educated in the United States, was President from 1999 and 2004. He was found unconscious at his home and taken to a hospital in San Salvador, his attorney Edgar Morales Joya said. He suffered a stroke last week that caused irreversible brain damage.
At the time, Flores was under house arrest battling corruption charges.
In December, a judge sent him to trial on charges of embezzlement, money laundering, disobedience to individuals and illicit or unjust enrichment. Flores had maintained he was innocent, until death came calling.