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Prince of Saudi holy city of Mecca dies at 65

Prince Abdul-Majid bin Abdul-Aziz, the governor of the Islam's holy city of Mecca, died on Saturday after a long illness in USA.

world Updated: May 06, 2007 05:53 IST

Prince Abdul-Majid bin Abdul-Aziz, the governor of the Islam's holy city of Mecca, died on Saturday after a long illness, says a Saudi Arabian royal statement. He was 65.

Abdul-Majid, who was the half brother of Saudi King Abdullah, flew to the United States where he died after sudden health deterioration, the statement said.

The brief statement did not provide any other details about the cause of death or say exactly where the prince died in the US. It said he had undergone a surgery earlier and had travelled back to Saudi Arabia, but was flown back to the US when his condition worsened.

Abdul-Majid is the 33rd son of the kingdom's founder, the late King Abdul-Aziz, who had 36 sons.
In 1985, the late King Fahd appointed Abdul-Majid, who has one son, Faisal, as governor of the holy city Medina.