SAUDI ARABIA's KING ABDULLAH IS DEAD!!!
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is dead, Saudi state television announced his passing on early on Friday local time. Abdullah’s designated successor is Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is his 79-year-old half-brother. mAdEt.V reports:
Abdullah had been in poor health in recent months. Reuters reports that the king had been admitted to a Riyadh hospital in December for medical tests. The royal court announced in January that Abdullah was suffering from pneumonia.
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is believed to have been born in 1923 or 1924 as one of 37 sons of Saudi Arabia’s founder, King Abdulaziz Al Saud. Abdullah’s mother was the eighth of the founder’s 16 wives and young Abdullah was brought up in a traditional setting, living long periods of time in the desert.
Abdullah officially came into power in 2005, after the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. However, he had been the de-facto ruler since 1995, when Fahd was incapacitated by a stroke. He is considered one of the few richest human beings on earth! Giztzzz… mAdE t.V!