Egypt's top Muslim cleric dies of heart attack

FILE - in this Monday, July 28, 2008 file photo Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, grand sheik of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's pre-eminent theological institute, waves to Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas, not in picture, at the Azhar headquarters, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's top Muslim cleric has died of a heart attack during a visit to Saudi Arabia, the state-owned news agency reported Wednesday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, file) (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, file)

March 10, 2010 5:18:49 AM PST
Top Egyptian cleric Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, whose moderate views angered conservative Muslims, died of a heart attack Wednesday during a visit to Saudi Arabia, the state-owned news agency reported. He was 81.

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