Shinzo Abe was a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020.

He passed away on July 8, 2022, after having been born on September 21, 1954. He died on July 8, 2022. In the annals of Japanese history, he holds the record for the longest tenure as Prime Minister.

Abe also held the office of Chief Cabinet Secretary under Junichiro Koizumi during the years 2005 to 2006, and he temporarily held the role of opposition leader in 2012.

What Happened to Shinzo Abe?

On July 8, 2022, when Abe was giving a campaign speech in Nara, he was shot and killed by an assailant. According to reports, he died of cardiopulmonary arrest following the attack.

He was 67. Before it was revealed that Abe had passed away, the police had already detained the accused gunman, a 41-year-old man named Yamagami Tetsuya, for attempted murder.  At 5:03 o’clock that same day, Abe passed away as a result of the wounds he sustained.

Why Was Shinzo Abe Shot Dead?

Since it has not been determined what caused him to be shot to death, the general public does not have any information on the gunshot that ultimately resulted in his passing.

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