Leader and founder of the Unification Church, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, has died

 GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) -- The religious leader who founded the Unification Church and built it into a multibillion-dollar business empire has died. He was 92.

Church officials say the Rev. Sun Myung Moon died at a hospital near his home in South Korea following a bought with pneumonia.

Moon gained fame in the 1970s and 1980s for pairing up and marrying off thousands of followers at elaborate mass weddings. Critics accused the church of demanding cult-like devotion from its followers.

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