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Heir To Saudi Arabia’s Throne Passes Away In NYC Hospital

Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdelaziz Al Saud

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) arrives with Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdelaziz Al Saud (C) before having lunch at the Royal palace in Riyadh on Jan. 14, 2008. (Credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – The heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne died on Saturday morning in a New York hospital.

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdelaziz passed away after an illness, according to Saudi State Television.

The report did not elaborate on the cause of death, but he reportedly suffered from colon cancer and was being treated at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

The 85-year-old crown prince was the half brother of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.