Malawi's president Bingu wa Mutharika is feared dead after suffering a cardiac arrest .
The sad news comes few hours after Mutharika was admitted to Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital Lilongwe after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Mr Mutharika, 78, died in in the intensive care unit after falling ill on Thursday morning.
"Believe you me the president is dead, said a medical doctor who chose not to be named"
He said everyone has been ordered to be quite on the issue.
Several family and cabinet members, including his wife Calistar, brother, Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika, were seen at the hospital.
However there is no official report on Mutharika's death.
Mr Mutharika came to power in a 2004 election, and was re-elected with a large majority five years later.