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    Lebanon mourns death of Shia "spiritual leader"

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, a founding figure and one-time spiritual leader of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia political party, has passed away at 75 in a hospital in Beirut, Lebanon.

    Fadlallah was admitted to the hospital last month suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.

    Thousands across the world are mourning the death of one of Shia Islam's most influential scholars.

    Al Jazeer's Rula Amin reports from Beirut.

    [July 4. 2010]