Saudi Crown Prince Dies at New York Hospital
MANHATTAN — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, died at a New York hospital on Saturday at the age of 80.
Prince Sultan, who was closely allied with the U.S. over the past 50 years, had been battling colon cancer for years before his death at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
According to the New York Times, the prince had been slipping in and out of a coma in recent weeks after being admitted to the hospital over the summer.
The death of the prince leaves Prince Nayef the likely successor to the throne.