Saudi Prince Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al-Saud dies at age 83

Published September 29th, 2015 - 09:15 GMT
Saudi Prince Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al-Saud served as the special adviser to King Salman. (Wikimedia)
Saudi Prince Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al-Saud served as the special adviser to King Salman. (Wikimedia)

Prince Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, special adviser to King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, passed away late Tuesday night at the age of 83, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The 22nd son of King Abdulaziz al-Saud, Prince Nawwaf was a senior member of the House of Saud and a close ally of the late King Abdullah.

He previously served a number of positions, including director of intelligence under King Saud in 2001 and, briefly in his early years, chief of the royal court in 1961. 

SPA did not confirm the cause of death.

The funeral will take place Wednesday at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, SPA reported.


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