Moammar Gadhafi was killed by Libyan revolutionary fighters in his home town of Sirte Thursday following weeks of fierce fighting there. Having seized power in a bloodless military coup in 1969, he was the longest-serving leader in Africa and the Arab world.
The dictator''s once-powerful family is now scattered to various fates.
Born to Gadhafi's first wife, Muhammad is Gadhafi's eldest son. Muhammad fled to Algeria shortly after the rebels took Tripoli in August. Besides running the country's Olympic committee, he was also the chairman of the General Post and Telecom Co., which controlled Libya's mobile phone and satellite communications networks.
Safia is Gadhafi's second wife. She fled to Algeria following the rebels’ capture of Tripoli. The couple had seven children. They also adopted a son and daughter, Milad and Hanna. Following the American bombing of Tripoli in 1986, Gadhafi announced that Hanna, then 4, had been killed in the attack.
Saif al-Islam, Gadhafi's most powerful son, was last reported fleeing Sirte pursued by NTC fighters on Thursday. In 2008, he declared that he had no interest in inheriting power from his father. But he was still seen as his father's most likely successor.
Saadi, another son, is married to the daughter of a military commander. He has been given refuge in neighboring Niger. A former footballer who had a brief career in Italy's Serie A, he ran the Libyan Football Federation after being national team captain.
Gadhafi's son Mutassim was reported to have been killed in Sirte alongside his father. As national security adviser and a lieutenant colonel in the Libyan army, Mutassim was a member of his father's inner circle.
Son Hannibal fled to Algeria shortly after the rebels took control of Tripoli. He worked for Libya's General National Maritime Transport Co., a company that specializes in oil exports. He has reportedly been involved in a number of violent incidents.
The Libyan government reported son Saif al-Arab as killed in a NATO air strike on the Gadhafi compound on April 30, along with three of the Libyan leader's grandchildren. Very little is known about Saif al-Arab, who was one of Gadhafi younger sons.
Son Khamis Gadhafi has not been seen since the rebels overran the barracks of his 32nd Brigade just outside Tripoli.
Gadhafi's daughter Aisha fled to Algeria shortly after the rebels took control of Tripoli. Adopted son Milad is credited with saving Gadhafi's life during the 1986 U.S. bombing of the Gadhafi compound. His whereabouts are unknown.