The Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institute, which Mesbah Yazdi headed, mentioned he had been hospitalized over the previous few days with a illness to his digestive system.
Mesbah Yazdi was seen as a hardliner and anti-West on the whole, together with holding anti-US positions. An outspoken critic of a liberal press, he was identified to have ratified crackdowns on home opposition, feminism and gender equality.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani provided condolences on Mesbah Yazdi’s passing, in response to Press TV, which reported Mesbah Yazdi was 85 years previous.
Iran’s semi-official Mehr information company mentioned Mesbah Yazdi was near the nation’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.