Mohamed Al Fayed, the wealthy Egyptian businessman whose son Dodi was killed in a car crash with Princess Diana 26 years ago, has died aged 94. The sad announcement was made by the British football club Fulham FC, which he owned from 1997 to 2013.
Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi Al-Fayed, passed away
Mohamed Al Fayed, the former owner of Harrods and Fulham FC, has died aged 94. The tycoon died just a day before the 26th anniversary of the death of his eldest son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales, who were killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997 .
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1929, the Egyptian businessman died on Wednesday, August 30, and foreign media reported that the funeral took place after Friday prayers at London’s Central Mosque near Regent’s Park.
British football club Fulham FC, which Al Fayed owned between 1997 and 2013, announced the death on their official website:
“Mrs Mohamed Al Fayed, her children and grandchildren wish to confirm that her beloved husband, their father and grandfather, Mohamed, passed away peacefully of old age on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. She enjoyed a long and fulfilling retirement, surrounded by loved ones. The family has asked that their privacy be respected at this time.”
He openly questioned the circumstances in which his son and Lady Di died
News of Al Fayed’s death comes just a day after the 26th anniversary of his eldest son’s death. film producer Dodi Fayed, and Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, when they crashed in a Paris road tunnel while trying to outrun paparazzi on motorcycles.
Following the tragic event, the billionaire repeatedly claimed that the accident was orchestrated by the British security services.
What a fortune he possessed
Born in Alexandria, the flamboyant and sometimes controversial businessman worked in several businesses, including an import company in Saudi Arabia, and quickly distinguished himself in the world of international business. In the 70s he moved to London, and in 1979 he bought the Ritz hotel in Paris.
Six years later, he and his brothers bought House of Fraser, the parent company of Harrods. He also owned the British football club Fulham FC from 1997 to 2013.
His fortune was estimated this year at $2 billion, which placed him at number 1,493 in the world.
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