JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz breathed his last on Saturday, family members and Saudi media confirmed on Twitter.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal confirmed the death of his father on social media, saying 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.