Russian arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, perhaps best known for designing the AK-47, has been hospitalized and is in intensive care due to "general weakness," Agence France-Presse reported on Wednesday:
The 93-year-old father of the AK-47 has been having heart problems and feeling poorly since March, when he stopped showing up for work, his aide told the RIA Novosti news agency.
“When I visited him at home last week, he told me that nothing seemed to hurt, but that he simply had no strength left,” his assistant, Nikolai Shklyayev, was quoted as saying.
“It seems that this is just his age showing,” Shklyayev said.
Correction: This post has been updated to show that Kalashnikov's hospitalization was reported by Agence France-Presse.