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Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Al Saud Dies

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  1. jmushi1

    jmushi1 JF-Expert Member

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    Saudi Crown Prince dies


    (CNN) -- Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has died, the nation's officials said.Crown Prince Sultan, thought to be in his 80s, was the minister of defense, and was one of the top figures in the Saudi kingdom. He's had various medical issues in recent years.

    In 2009, he was in New York for surgery for an undisclosed illness and had also flown to Morocco for medical treatment over the years.

    The country's royal court released a statement about the death Saturday.

    "King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud mourns the death of his brother and his Crown Prince ... Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud," the statement said.

    The statement also said he died "outside the kingdom following an illness," but did not release details on the ailment.
    Reports in recent years have indicated that Crown Prince Sultan was battling cancer.

    King Abdullah's half-brother was the desert kingdom's defense minister for decades, meeting regularly with visiting dignitaries.

    There were no more immediate details about his death

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    Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, next in line to the Saudi throne, has died at the age of 81 at a New York hospital, a report says.

    Prince Sultan passed away while visiting the United States for medical diagnostic testing, CNN reported, citing a US State Department official on Saturday.

    Bin Abdul Aziz had served as the defense minister for the Saudi kingdom over the past five decades.

    In July, the ailing Saudi crown prince underwent an operation in a New York hospital.

    He had been receiving medical treatment for the last two years.

    The nature of his illness had never been officially revealed, although analysts and diplomats believed it was cancer.

    The Saudi crown prince, who was the half-brother of King Abdullah, had spent several lengthy stays outside Saudi Arabia in recent years.

    King Abdullah, who is himself plagued by several health issues, has already undergone several surgeries.

    The most likely candidate for the throne after Sultan is Prince Nayef, who has also received unspecified treatments during the past 20 months.
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    Why in New York? Don't they have hospitals in Saudi Arabia?
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