This has been the longest 90 days ever: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 were killed (189 of them Americans), has died, according to his brother. The BBC reports that he died in his home in Tripoli, Libya.

Back in August 2009, the Scottish government released al-Megrahi on "compassionate grounds," claiming that the prostate cancer-stricken terrorist was going to die in 90 days. Al-Megrahi was greeted in Libya with a hero's welcome, to the outrage of American politicians and victims' families—one man whose 16-year-old daughter died in the bombing said this was a "miscarriage of justice at the highest level... Prostate cancer in the U.S. has about a 90 percent survival rate. Whether he’s at death’s door or not is a really open for questions. Allowing him to be released is a really major blow to finding out the full story of this mass murder conspiracy."

Additionally, none of al-Megrahi's actual specialists were consulted about his condition and prostate cancer experts felt that he could have lived nearly two years longer. And the U.S. government argued that the British released al-Megrahi for a BP oil deal.

Still, al-Megrahi, who made multiple appearances in Libya, insisted he was innocent. The NY Times' obituary states, "Hans Köchler, a United Nations observer, called the trial 'a spectacular miscarriage of justice,' words echoed by Mr. Mandela. Many legal experts, authors and investigative journalists challenged the evidence, calling Mr. Megrahi a scapegoat for a regime long identified with terrorism. While denying involvement, Libya paid $2.7 billion to the victims’ families in 2003 in a bid to end years of diplomatic isolation."

Last October, al-Megrahi claimed he only had "a few days, weeks, or months." And last month, his family promised he would die soon.