Former Egyptian President Morsi Dies After Collapsing in Court

Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected head of state who was later ousted from power, has died. Officials said the 67-year-old had just addressed a court in Cairo during his espionage trial when he collapsed. State television said Morsi was taken to the hospital, but was dead on arrival. Morsi, long a top figure in the Islamic group the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown as president in 2013 by Egypt's military after mass protests against his rule.

President Mohamed Morsi.


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