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Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has died

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz passed away on Saturday, family members and Saudi media said on Twitter.

The news of his passing was confirmed by the Royal Court in a statement and by his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal on social media on Saturday. He said that the family would be accepting condolences from Sunday until Tuesday between sunset and evening prayers.

He also said prayers will be held on Sunday afternoon at the Imam Turki Grand Mosque in Riyadh.

Prince Talal, the brother of King Salman and father of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, served as Minister of Communications and Minister of Finance and National Economy in the 1950s and 60s, and held other various positions.

A philanthropist, Prince Talal offered education scholarships to Saudi students and was the founder of the Kingdom's first school for vocational training in 1954 and the first girls' school in Riyadh in 1957.

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