Photos: Saudi Arabia’s Founder, King Abdullah Is Dead, Prince Muqrin Crowned New King
Jan 23, 2015 – Pictures: Saudi Arabia’s Founder, King Abdullah Is Dead, Prince Muqrin Crowned New King
The founding father of Saudi Kingdom, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died. He passed away at 1:00am Friday (2200 GMT). He has been replaced by his half brother, Prince Muqrin.
This was made known by the OPEC-kingpin’s royal court in a press statement.
King Abdullah, believed to be around 90 years old, was hospitalised in December suffering from pneumonia and had been breathing with the aid of a tube.
He died on Friday “at 1:00 am (2200 GMT)” and would be buried later in the day following afternoon prayers, said the statement.
In recent years, his advanced age and poor health had raised concerns about the future leadership of one of the world’s key oil producers.
Abdullah’s half-brother Salman, 79, was named crown prince in June 2012 following the death of Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz.
Salman had been representing the king at most recent public events because of the monarch’s poor health.
In March 2014, King Abdullah named his half-brother Prince Muqrin as a second crown prince, in an unprecedented move aimed at smoothing succession hurdles.
The former crown princes Sultan and Nayef died in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Crowned Prince Muqrin was born in 1945.
May his soul rest on.
January 23, 2015 at 4:09 AM
INNA LILAHI WAINA ILAHI RAJIUNA
January 23, 2015 at 4:24 AM
“Inna lilahi wa innah ilahi rajiun”
“From the earth We created you, in the earth We shall return you, from the earth We shall bring (raise) you one more time.
Allah’s peace be on his gentle soul. Amin
mrs ohio alias mrs ERANKO
January 23, 2015 at 5:05 AM
Chiriooooooooooooooooooooo, if you are poor , you will die , and if you are rich and richer you are going to die.
If you make any law , that law will not die ,but you will die alone and your law may live forever.
If you have fifty wives, they will not follow to your paradise , you have to go there alone ,and someone else will gar damn bonking your wives one by one.
that same day you were gone ,chiriooooooooooooooooooooooooo
May i know what is going on in thykingdom now , how about the biggest account in the wall bank ,? someone else will spend the money.
Please let me have some change to spend in paradise ,as i will be in the right hand of olodumare with all my new seventy virgin , chirioooooooooooooooo,
Awon angeli yo mo mi won wa ki mi ku aabo , and i was so happy that all these virgin came to welcome me home to continue my enjoyment in paradise.
chirioooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowelcome back to thykingdom gone, chiriooooooooooooooooooooooooooo take care of all my wives and one billion barrel of oil. chirioooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
January 23, 2015 at 6:17 AM
Mrs Ohio, now I knw Y Bench likes u.
January 23, 2015 at 10:06 AM
INNALILAH WAINNAHILAIHI RAJIHUN BISMILLAH QUHULLAH
January 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM
R.I.P ND CONGRATULATIONS 2 D NW KING
January 24, 2015 at 12:51 AM
I HOPE HE ROT IN HELL, IF THERE IS HELL..
THIS IGNORAMUS MISOGYNIST BASTARDY WAS THE KING OF A COUNTRY THAT STONED PEOPLE TO DEATH, HATE AND TERRORIZE WOMEN….F**K HIM!!! AND HIS SYMPATHIZERS
January 25, 2015 at 11:14 AM
It pains me when i see richmen dying. I think death is for the poor. Does it mean, one day no matter how long Obama, Cameron, Markel, Obasanjo, Jonathan, Zuma, Bill,Dangote…? I don’t believe, until i confirm with my 2 eyes. Did he die?