Reports from Sky News have confirmed the passing of Mohamed Al Fayed, the former owner of Harrods and Fulham FC, at the age of 94. His family stated that he peacefully passed away due to old age on Wednesday. Al Fayed was laid to rest after Friday prayers at London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park. The Egyptian-born businessman was renowned for his ownership of Harrods and Fulham football club in London.
It’s worth noting that Mohamed Al Fayed’s son, film producer Dodi Fayed, and Princess Diana tragically lost their lives in a car crash on August 31, 1997, as they tried to evade paparazzi photographers on motorbikes in a Paris road tunnel. Al Fayed had long maintained that the crash was not an accident and alleged involvement by British security services, though French and British police investigations concluded it was an accident, primarily caused by speeding and the driver’s high alcohol level.
In a statement, his family confirmed the peaceful passing of Mohamed Al Fayed due to old age on August 30, 2023, just one day after the 26th anniversary of his son’s death.