Breaking News: Saudi King Fahd reported dead

The BBC and other sources are reporting that the king of Saudi Arabia, King Fahd, has died. According to reports, the King was 82 or 84.

His half-brother, Crown Prince Abdullah, has been announced as the heir to the throne.

There has been speculation for some time that the King died a while ago, and the government has been holding back the news until the succession could be settled and the transition made more smooth.

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