State TV said former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi collapsed during his court session and died
The 67-year-old died after fainting during the court session in the Egyptian capital on Monday, state TV reported.
“He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source said.
Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected president in 2012, one year after the Arab Spring uprising saw the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
He was then deposed in July 2013 following mass protestsand a military coup led by Egypt’s current President Abdel