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Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz dies age 88

Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz [Twitter]
Saudi Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz [Twitter]

Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz, a member of the Saudi royal family, died yesterday at the age of 88, as reported on Anadolu Agency.

His death was confirmed by his son Prince Abdulaziz Bin Talal on Twitter adding that condolences will be received for three days starting Sunday.

Born in 1931, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, held many senior government positions in Saudi Arabia. He is considered a supporter of reform in the ruling family and resigned from the Allegiance Council in 2011.

He is the father of Saudi billionaire Al-Waleed Bin Talal.

Last year, Al-Waleed Bin Talal was among the princes who were detained at the Ritz-Carlton. The luxurious hotel was transformed into a detention centre for the extremely wealthy detainees when Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman launched an anti-corruption drive against Saudi Arabia's royal family, wealthy businessmen and senior government officials. It was reported that Bin Talal was held in a room like a cell and had a difficult and uncomfortable time in detention.

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