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Saudi King Fahd’s Eldest Son Dies

August 21, 1999

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ The eldest son of Saudi King Fahd has died of a heart attack, Saudi government officials said Saturday.

Prince Faisal bin Fahd, who is the equivalent of minister of sports, died in the intensive care unit of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the capital Riyadh.

The prince was not next in line for the throne.

He died at 3 p.m., the officials said.

He had been admitted to the hospital earlier Saturday suffering from ``severe heart problems.″

Members of Prince Faisal’s immediate family had started returning from vacations abroad to be by his side, a hospital source said.

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