(Muslim Press) - Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who played a significant role in pushing the US to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, died on Tuesday of a heart attack. Haitham al-Jabouri, secretary of parliament's financial panel, which Chalabi had chaired, said attendants had found him dead in his bed in his Baghdad home, state television and two parliamentarians said. Chalabi was widely known as the smooth-talking Iraqi politician who helped push the United States into invading Iraq in 2003 with information about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programme that was eventually discredited. After Saddam was overthrown, Chalabi returned from exile in Britain and the United States. At one point his name was floated as a candidate for prime minister but he never managed to rise to the top of Iraq's complicated, sectarian-driven politics. His eventual fallout with his former American allies also hurt his chances of becoming an Iraqi leader.