June 17, 2019 / 10:46 PM / 3 months ago

Former Egyptian president Mursi died from a heart attack: state TV

FILE PHOTO: A poster of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi reads, "No substitute for the legitimacy" is seen near members of the Muslim Brotherhood after night clashes with anti-Mursi around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Staff/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi died from a sudden heart attack during a court session, state television reported early on Tuesday, citing a medical source.

The source said Mursi, who was suffering from a benign tumor, had continuous medical attention.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty,; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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