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Youngest son of late Egyptian President Morsi passes away

Giza: Abdullah Morsi, the youngest son of late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died of an alleged heart attack at a hospital in Cairo.

Abdullah Morsi, who was in his mid-twenties, died on Wednesday at the Oasis hospital in Giza in the southwest of the capital. Morsi family sources have confirmed his death to an Egyptian News Agency without giving any further details.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died on June 17 while standing trial for charges. Morsi ‘s government was dismissed in a 2013 military coup carried out by current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi following a year in power.

Several local news reported that the death of Abdullah Morsi, saying there was no criminal suspicion, noting that Morsi’s son had suffered several previous health scares, and was saddened by his father’s death.

Morsi’s second son, Ahmed, said his younger brother, Abdullah, was driving his car and had sudden spasms. He was rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to revive him.  “Abdullah died at the hospital after suffering a heart attack,” local News Agency cited Ahmed Morsi as saying.

Abdullah Morsi had been detained several times in recent years. He had been arrested and acquitted of drug use. “Among Morsi’s children, Abdullah was the most outspoken critic of the Egyptian government. He was also the most supportive of his father and his defence during his trial and stay in prison,” said a family source.

“At the time of his death, Morsi, a leading member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood who won the country’s presidential election in 2012 – faced a host of legal charges, which he, along with various human rights groups and independent observers, said were politically motivated”, reported by Aljazeera.

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