Chad's President Idriss Deby, who ruled his country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, has been killed on the frontline against rebels in the north.
http://www.reuters.com/world/africa/cha ... 021-04-20/
When is the last time a country's leader died like this ?
Gaddafi wasn't in control of his country (and not really killed in battle).
Numerous heads of states have been assassinated, not really the same.