Prince Abdel Majid Bin Abdel Aziz, the prince of the Islam's holy city of Mecca, died Saturday after a long illness, a Saudi Arabian royal statement said. He was 65.
Prince Abdel Majid, who was the half brother of Saudi King Abdullah, was flown to the United States where he died after sudden health deterioration, the statement said.
The brief statement did provide any other details about the cause of death or say exactly where the prince died in the US It said he had undergone a surgery earlier and had traveled back to Saudi Arabia, but was flown back to the U.S. when his condition worsened.
Abdel Majid is the 33rd son of the late Saudi King Abdel Aziz. He has one son, Faisal, according to the statement.