<p>TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 18: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council, pictured during a meeting with German foreign minister Steinmeier (unseen) on October 18, 2015 in Tehran, Iran. (Photo by Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty Images)</p>
Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after suffering a heart attack in Tehran, Iran's state-run media Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. He was 82.
Iranian media had earlier reported Rafsanjani was admitted to a hospital after suffering a heart attack. Rafsanjani served two terms as Iran's president, from 1989 to 1997. He was a key figure in Iran's moderate movement and supporter of current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.