Death of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

January 12, 1917 - February 5, 2008
| Age 91

Founder of Transcendental Meditation
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Vlodrop, Netherlands -- Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died Tuesday at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop, a spokesman said. He was thought to be 91 years old.

"He died peacefully at about 7 p.m.," said Bob Roth, a spokesman for the Transcendental Meditation movement that Maharishi founded. He said his death appeared to be due to "natural causes, his age."

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