Mr Meles was admitted to hospital in July. The nature of his condition has not been made public.
Speculation about his health began when he missed an African Union summit in Addis Ababa earlier last month.
Mr Meles took power as the leader of a rebels that ousted communist leader Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991.
Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who is also Ethiopia’s foreign minister, will be acting head of government, state television said.
Three weeks ago, a government told the BBC that Mr Meles Zenawi was in “a good condition and recuperating”, and dismissed reports he was critically ill.
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