MOHAMED Al Fayed’s loved ones have paid out tribute to the “beloved” billionaire who died “peacefully” immediately after a extended retirement.
The Egyptian, the father of Princess Diana’s lover Dodi, handed away on Wednesday, his family members said.
In a assertion released by Fulham FC, his loved ones said: “Mrs Mohamed Al Fayed, her kids and grandchildren want to affirm that her beloved partner, their father and their grandfather, Mohamed, has handed absent peacefully of old age on Wednesday August 30, 2023.
“He enjoyed a extended and fulfilled retirement surrounded by his beloved ones.
“The relatives have questioned for their privacy to be revered at this time.”
Having to pay tribute on Friday, Fulham FC wrote on Twitter: “All people at Fulham was amazingly saddened to study of the loss of life of our previous Operator and Chairman, Mohamed Al Fayed.
“We owe Mohamed a personal debt of gratitude for what he did for our Club, and our ideas now are with his family members and buddies at this sombre time.”
Al-Fayed amassed a fortune jogging many substantial-profile corporations together with Harrods and The Ritz Paris.
But he is most famed for his colourful decades at Fulham’s Craven Cottage.
The most iconic instant of his possession came when he erected a statue of Michael Jackson outside the club’s ground Craven Cottage in 2011.
Al-Fayed owned division shop Harrods which he snapped up in 1979.
He offered the Knightsbridge division retail store to Qatar Holdings in Might 2010.
The billionaire also owned the Ritz Paris up right up until his death.