Mohamed Al Fayed, the father of Princess Diana's lover who died with her in a traffic accident 26 years ago, has died
Egyptian billionaire and father of Princess Diana's last lover Mohamed al-Fayed has died in his 95th year. His son Dodi al-Fayed and King Charles's ex-wife died on August 31, 1997. The businessman died on August 30.
No specific cause of death has been given. According to the Daily Mail, the businessman passed away "from old age" (scroll to the end of the page to see a photo).
Mohamed al-Fayed was the owner of Fulham soccer club until July 2013, as well as the Paris Ritz Hotel and the Harrods London department store. He spent his last days in London.
A funeral service was held at London's Central Mosque in Regent's Park on Friday, September 1. The billionaire was buried in the family mausoleum next to his son Dodi.at Barrow Green Court, his 17th-century country estate in Oxted.
It was Mohamed al-Fayed who 26 years ago assured Princess Diana's fans that his son was the one true love of William and Harry's mother.
Many rumors swirled around Lady Di's affair in those years. Some insiders claimed that the lovers intended to marry, while others denied it, as the former princess allegedly did not need marriage.
Whatever was going on between them, Princess Diana spent her last hours before the tragic accident with him. As we know, the car in which the couple was traveling crashed on the Alma Bridge in the automobile tunnel in Paris, France.
After the crash, a ring with the inscription Dis-moi Ou (Say Yes) was found in Dodi Al-Fayed's apartment. The receipt for the purchase of the "engagement ring" was dated August 30, 1997. Princess Diana's biographers claim that Dodi was about to propose to her on that fateful day.
In February 1998, Mohamed al-Fayed claimed that the crash was the result of a conspiracy, later adding that it was organized by MI6 on behalf of the royal family. He was unable to prove it. He had 4 children.