Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim has sadly passed away, earlier this morning (Saturday, 24th October) at 10:08am.
The death of the second born prince of Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah was confirmed by Brunei’s state broadcaster Radio Television Brunei and the Borneo Bulletin.
“Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah’s son Prince Hj Abdul Azim passed away on 17th of Rabi ul awal (24th October 2020) at 10:08 am local time. The funeral will take place during Asr prayers this evening,” said the announcement.
Born in Bandar Seri Begawan on 29th July 29 1982, Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim lived till the age of 38. The young prince was fourth-in-line to succeed the throne of Brunei. Although his cause of death has not been announced yet, it is understood that the prince had been in hospital for a while.
The country is currently undergoing a seven-day mourning period after he was laid to rest at the Royal Mausoleum following the Asar Prayers. Everyone is supposed to wear white. The instructions require “Muslim women to wear a white tudung or headscarves, and non-Muslims to wear a white armband measuring 3″ wide.”
Entertainment publication MEA WorldWide (Meaww) reported that the late prince “was worth approximately USD$5 billion, which includes his worth as a member of a royal family as well as the income he’s made as a producer with London-based film company Daryl Prince Productions“.
Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim was no stranger to the Hollywood scene and had thrown parties filled with celebrity guests. Some of the A-lister guests include the likes of Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch, Marisa Tomei, and Pamela Anderson.
Besides rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars, the prince was an avid charity activist. In addition to his generous contribution to the Make a Wish Foundation, he had also designed unisex weekend bags for MCM (where the donations went to charity).