Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud


Age: 90

Saudi prince and older brother to Saudi Arabia's King Salman who had been head of the Allegiance Council, the body established to formalize the succession in the kingdom, but the council is stacked with the sons and prominent grandsons of Saudi Arabia's founder, the late King Abdulaziz who vote in secret to pick the king and crown prince from among themselves (the Saudi throne has for decades passed among his sons), and who had served as defense minister twice in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: September 5, 1926

Died: May 3, 2017

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia