Thousands of Iranians are gathering in the holy city of Qom to mourn the death of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri .
Many of you have been getting in touch with the BBC to share your feelings on his death. This is from Mani in Esfahan, Iran.
His death makes dictators happy. He was against oppression. He fought for human rights for 30 years. His death is a great loss, not only for Iran’s Green Movement, but also for all reformists in the Persian Gulf region
The Grand Ayatollah openly questioned the results of Iran’s election earlier this year and warned security forces that they would have to answer to God for their actions against protestors.
Reformist websites Kaleme and Norooz are already reporting that some Iranians have been arrested on their way to the funeral. There’s talk of authorities playing down his religious influence and of increased censorship.
Will his death reignite the divide between the regime and the opposition Green Movement?