Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Poet and Peace Activist, Dead at 95

French-based Buddhist zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is seen during his arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok October 11, 2010. Nhat Hanh is making a pilgrimage to Thailand till October 30 as part of his 2010 Southeast Asia tour together with 80 monks from Plum Village in France, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday aged 95 surrounded by his followers in the temple where his spiritual journey began.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by James Pearson; Additional reporting by Tom Heneghan in Paris and Diane Craft in New York; Editing by Nick Macfie, Jacqueline Wong and Alistair Bell