Fred Phelps, the founder of the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church, was pronounced dead today (20 March).
His son Timothy has said his 84-year-old father passed away just before midnight in a Kansas hospital last night.
Days before he died, estranged son Nate Phelps took to his Facebook page to announce his father was ‘on the edge of death’.
He said: 'I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved.