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By Haaretz Service and The Associated Press
The wife of President Shimon Peres, Sonia Peres, died on Thursday at the age of 87 at her northern Tel Aviv home.
Peres is survived by her husband, their three children Tzvia, Yonatan, and Hemi, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her son-in-law and physician, Dr. Raphael Walden, told Israel Radio she died peacefully in her sleep.
The president arrived at the Peres family home Thursday afternoon. The presidential residence publicity adviser announced that the family is currently in deep mourning, and will issue another release soon.
. Shimon Peres and his girlfriend Sonia Gelman at a Hanoar Haoved summer camp in ‹‹Zichron Yaacov, August 1939.
Sonia and Shimon Peres with David and Paula Ben-Gurion at the bar mitzvah of their son ;Yoni Peres, August 1965