According to Metro
the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and East Renfrewshire Council are investigating the reports that al-Megrahi is dead, as no official confirmation has been received from authorities in Libya.
report it is proving to difficult to obtain official confirmation of his death as he was a private citizen in Libya.
Al-Megrahi was released from Greenock prison in Scotland in 2009, on compassionate grounds due to advanced terminal prostate cancer. His sojourn in Libya resulted in a long fight to have him extradited to the U.S. to face justice.
Al-Megrahi was convicted of the 1988 bombing
of Pan Am Flight 103 which resulted in 270 deaths. He staunchly maintained his innocence and was preparing an appeal when he was released from prison.