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Mohamed Al Fayed dies in England close to anniversary of son’s death

Mohamed Al-Fayed, former owner of the famed Harrods department store in London whose son was killed in a car crash with Princess Diana, has died, according to the football club he once owned. He was 94.

Al-Fayed, a self-made Egyptian businessman who was also a former owner of Fulham Football Club, was devastated by the death of son Dodi Fayed in the car crash in Paris with Princess Diana 26 years ago.

He spent the rest of his life mourning the loss.

Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed smiles as he leaves the High Court in London Monday December 20, 1999 as the jury hearing the libel suit against him retired Monday to consider their verdict. Former Conservative member of parliament Neil Hamilton is taking Al Fayed to court for libel. (AP Photo/Adam Butler)
Egyptian-born businessman Mohamed Al Fayed has died at the age of 94. (AP)

“On behalf of everyone at Fulham Football Club, I send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mohamed Al Fayed upon the news of his passing at age 94,” his successor as owner, Shahid Khan, said in a statement on the club’s website.

“I join our supporters around the world in celebrating the memory of Mohamed Al Fayed, whose legacy will always be at the heart of our tradition at Fulham Football Club.”

The beloved Brit died in a car crash in August 1997 after drunk driver <b>Henri Paul</b> crashed their car in Paris trying to escape a bunch of paparazzi.<P>Diana's boyfriend <b>Dodi Al-Fayed</b> also died in the crash - and his father <b>Mohamed Al-Fayed</b> claimed that <b>Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</b> had ordered their deaths.<P>A massive investigation later revealed this theory to be false.
´╗┐His son Dodi died in the same car as Princess Diana, when it crashed in Paris on August 31, 1997.

His death comes one day after the anniversary of his son’s death, which occurred on August 31, 1997.

Al Fayed alleged his son’s death was not an accident and had been orchestrated by the British security services but French police concluded it was an accident.

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