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Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed dead at 94

Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed died Wednesday —the day earlier than the twenty sixth anniversary of the Paris automobile crash that killed his son, Dodi, and Princess Diana, his household stated Friday. He was 94.

Al Fayed —  a former division retailer mogul — was laid to relaxation at Regent’s Park Mosque in London Friday, based on Al Jazeera Egypt.

“Mrs. Mohamed Al Fayed, her kids and grandchildren want to affirm that her beloved husband, their father and their grandfather, Mohamed, has handed away peacefully of outdated age on Wednesday 30, August 2023,” his household stated in a press release, based on the UK Guardian.

“He loved an extended and fulfilled retirement surrounded by his family members.”

Al Fayed was as soon as the proprietor of the favored British division retailer Harrods together with the Fulham Soccer Membership.

Dodi, his eldest son, died with Princess Diana in a Paris collision on Aug. 31, 1997 — virtually precisely 26 years to the day of his father’s demise.

Al Fayed
Al Fayed was laid to relaxation at a funeral in London, almost precisely 26 years to the day after his son’s demise.

Al-Fayed was born in Roshdy, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1929. He went on to marry Saudi Arabian journalist Samira Khashoggi in 1954, based on the UK Impartial. Dodi was born one 12 months later.

He later launched a delivery firm earlier than assembly the previous ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum — who employed him to assist construct the rising metropolis.

Princess Diana's
Dodi was Princess Diana’s former romantic associate.
Tim Graham

Within the Nineteen Sixties, he moved to the UK and in 1979, he purchased the Ritz Resort in Paris, which he nonetheless owned on the time of his demise.

Earlier this 12 months, his wealth was estimated to be $2 billion — rating him the 1,493rd richest particular person on the planet. 

His son was shut buddies with Princess Diana for roughly a decade earlier than hanging up a romance along with her whereas vacationing on a yacht within the south of France — simply weeks earlier than their premature deaths.

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