Osama Bin Laden Dead, President Obama Tells Nation

Terrorist leader, suspected 9/11 architect killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, late-night White House address reveals

By EOL Staff May 02, 2011 4:30 AMTags

Osama bin Laden is dead, President Barack Obama announced tonight.

In a nine-minute, late-night address from the White House, Obama said the suspected architect of the 9/11 terror attacks had been killed earlier Sunday by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

"His demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity," Obama said.

Bin Laden, who was 54, and the leader of the terror group Al-Qaeda, had been on the FBI's most-wanted list since the late 1990s.

"Justice has been done," said Obama. 

(Originally published May 1, 2011 at 8:41 p.m. PT)