Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed during a court hearing on Monday and later died, Egyptian state media reports. Morsi, who once was a top member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was in a court hearing facing espionage charges when he collapsed. He soon died and his body was taken to a hospital. Morsi "was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted," a judicial source tells Al Jazeera. Morsi was Egypt's first democratically elected president, taking office in 2012 after the end of the Arab Spring uprising. He served just a year of his 4-year term before a military coup unseated him, and current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took his place. Morsi had been in jail ever since.
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