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.

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