Ariel Sharon file images

3. Family Matters

Sharon’s second wife, Lily, was the younger sister of his first wife, Margalit. Tragedy marked both marriages, as Margalit died in a car accident in 1962, and Lily succumbed to cancer in 2000.

Gur Sharon, the only child from his first marriage, died on the eve of Rosh Hashanah in 1967. He was accidentally killed by a friend playing with an antique shotgun, and died in his father’s arms on the way to the hospital. Ariel’s two other children, Omri and Gilad, live on the family farm. Gilad released a book about his father in 2011 titled, “Sharon, The Life of a Leader.”