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Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Has Died, State Television Says

October 22, 2011

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s deputy prime minister and minister of defense and aviation, has died, Saudi state television reported.

He was heir apparent to the throne and the half brother of the kingdom’s current ruler, King Abdullah.

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