Prophet TB Joshua, a Nigerian televangelist, has died at the age of 57.

According to family reports, Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly known as TB Joshua, a prominent Nigerian preacher and televangelist, has died.

Mr Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), died on Saturday evening in Lagos, just after wrapping off a presentation at his church.

The Gazette learned from unnamed family members that an official statement was still being written. He was 57 years old.

The cause of death was not immediately disclosed to The Gazette, but family sources said his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed forthwith.

Mr Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world. Emmanuel TV, run by Mr Joshua’s SCOAN, is one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches.

In 2014, his church was at the centre of a multi-national investigation following a section of his church headquarters in Lagos collapsed, leaving dozens killed and many more injured.

Mr Joshua denied allegations of negligence and a trial over the incident was still underway prior to his demise.

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