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Sheikh Rashid, Son of Dubai’s Ruler dies at 33



Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumSheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has died at age 33. The sportsloving young Prince is reported to have died of a heart attack this morning.

His funeral will be held today and 3 days of National mourning begins.

Sheikh Rashid was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the ruler of Dubai and also the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 2


  1. Tina

    September 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Heart attack at 33? Drugs! Drugs!! Drugs!!! Until proven otherwise.

    • Fashionista

      September 19, 2015 at 11:24 am

      WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU??!!!!! Apart from your sheer lack of compassion, your ignorance is alarming. Heart attacks can be brought on by a number of factors – unattended high blood pressure, consumption of copious amounts of red meat, alcohol and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. My cousin is currently managing Cardio myopathy (weakened heart muscles), which would have definitely led to a heart attack if he had ignored his constant breathlessness a little as a week longer and he is 38 and has never done drugs!

      More than anything though, show some compassion for the deceased and his family.

    • pope

      September 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      What’s wrong is. When people are hypocrites live a sadistic life, and pretend no one knows and people are supposed to be compassionate. For what? The guy was a whoring drug addict, who left nothing positive on this earth, which is common amongst the hypocrisy that passes for “Islamic royalty”. You have got to be kidding. He had no history of heart disease and drugs especially cocaine enlarges your heart and thickens the arterior walls , I’m not judging him, he went out like a champ who wouldn’t to go out doing lines off of fine Slovenian hooker. But don’t act like someone needs to show compassion or act like its Disney great loss to the world. This is not about countries , these are people , human beings nothing more , who get enjoy the excesses afforded them. If he died trying to save 5 orphans from falling off a cliff , yeah ok … But that’s not how this fella went at all.

    • Salama Afro Ladies Salon Dubai

      September 19, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Shut up ! How insensitive can you be? You do not know him and you have the audacity to conclude so?

    • Ada Bekee

      September 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Hmmmmm…….. na wa for you o. You should’ve just prayed for the gentle repose of his soul and walked away. Let me ask you, is it only drugs that cause heart attack? Google to learn more.

    • anna

      September 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      I have a PhD in Politics and some experience in the political arena. You always hear that “politics is a dirty game” but you dnt know how dirty it is until you find yourself inside it. No drugs were involved. This guy was murdered plain and simple. At 33, with so much power- imagine him giving orders to Papa Johnson and uncle Obina who are twice his age! In politics, you are useful until the power behind you deems you useless and thats how your life comes to an end. I would not be surprised if his own father participated in the act. Power knows no relative my friend.

    • Oma

      September 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      You know, this was exactly my first thought. I do not know about Saudi politics but i wouldn’t be surprised if his death was not exactly ‘unaided’. But oh well, eternal rest to him and consolation to his family.

    • Oma

      September 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Oops, Dubai politics, i meant.

    • CovertNigerian

      September 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Baseless and unnecessary comment. Certain things are best kept private until there is some kind of justification.

    • Ghen Ghen

      September 19, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Stop Writing Nonsense!
      How mean of you!
      Bloody plebeian!
      Ewu Gambia!

    • be kind

      September 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      How you can come to that conclusion is mind blowing. There are many things that could be responsible for the death of a 33 year old man. Its so easy to sit behind a computer and just spew- We don’t know this man – we have a responsibility to be mindful of what we type .

      May he RIP.

    • Nahum

      September 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      If he did not have a pre-existing medical condition, then yes o, it’s most probably drugs. May he rest in peace

    • Sly

      September 19, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      But.. but people now die of heart attacks at 25 sef. There are so many undelying issues asides age. Please everyone check yourselves o, this thing has become a problem for young people too, don’t be ignorant.

    • Blessed

      September 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      No, I would not think of drugs in the case because from the story up there, he was a sports loving person and from the second picture, i am guessing football although i may be wrong. Ever heard of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy? That would be many doctors first thought especially if it was while playing sports because of statistics regarding young players (and i mean in any sport) with heart attacks.

      Nevertheless, that doesnt matter anymore. Rest In Peace. Life indeed passes quickly and we must do the will of him who sent us while it is day!

    • Bobosteke & Lara Bian

      September 19, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      @Blessed, Horse riding especially.

      Was reading his daddy’s books recently: “Flashes of Thoughts” and “My Vision”.

      No child should ever predecease his parents.

    • abibi

      September 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      My mom died of heart attack at the age of 34 (22 years ago), she never smoke or do drugs. Please, let us be careful of what we say about others.

    • Comment

      September 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      How do the horrible comments always seem take first place???? To the person who posted the harshly judgmental comment, are YOU or anyone immune to death? You should be ashamed of yourself.

      By the way, from a medical standpoint, heart attack in a young person who especially par takes in sports is usually due to a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

      Many young people who are healthy and even athletic that have this condition never know until it strikes for example Okwaraji a football player that died on the field….

      To Allah we came and unto him is the final return. May God comfort his family and have mercy on the rest of us.

    • Jerrylclark

      September 20, 2015 at 4:40 am

      Too healthy and young. I think it was a hit from someone in his family. He had promised half of his fortune to many charities across the world. Who gets the money now, the charities? Check the list of charities who receive the money after his death.

    • Idomagirl

      September 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Wasn’t that Prince Al Waleed of Saudi Arabia?

  2. Nadia

    September 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Sad 🙁
    May his soul RIP

  3. Bernadette

    September 19, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Wow so young! So sad.. May he rest on peacefully

  4. Topaz

    September 19, 2015 at 11:13 am


  5. debby

    September 19, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Omg!! Nooooo. Was still looking at his pictures yesterday. Rip handsome

  6. Theophilus Jacob

    September 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

    If money could buy life, people like this would also buy the life of a poor man. Just here wondering the cause of his heart attack: woman, drugs or money!!! May his soul rest in peace.

    Busy Fingers.

    • Comment

      September 19, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      “Judge not so that ye may not be judged”….. Just because he is a rich dead man doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve any respect or compassion.

  7. kate Obasuyi

    September 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

    May his gentle soul rest in peace

  8. kate Obasuyi

    September 19, 2015 at 11:38 am

    May his gentle soul rest in peace.

  9. Amara

    September 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

    It’s so sad.

  10. jasmine

    September 19, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    This young man? This life ehn

  11. F A Balesaria

    September 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    May Allah grant him Jenna .

  12. i no send

    September 19, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    what a loss! the very heir to the throne..may God console his family

    • Idomagirl

      September 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      No o he isn’t the crown prince, the heir is Sheikh Hamdan.

  13. slay

    September 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Really at 33? What has the guy been eating/drinking cos he looks fit to me. Oya health experts in the house over to u……

  14. fleur

    September 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Sad. Don’t Know how to exclude illicit substances. Either that or hereditary heart issues-like a congenital problem. Money can’t buy everything all the time.

  15. Caligula

    September 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    It’s probably not drugs. Young people that are actively into sports can get heart attacks. It’s called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It’s rare but it happens especially if you’re into active running or soccer. He was obviously very athletic, he played soccer a lot. May he RIP

  16. nmadeevah

    September 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Oh wow, what a loss. Rest in peace royal one!

  17. Me

    September 19, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    So much money but no peace, we all need God in our lives and learn to not stress over things we do not understand or cannot control.

    May his souls rest in peace, too young to die *sigh*

    • Me

      September 19, 2015 at 1:22 pm


  18. goldfinch

    September 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I smell drug overdose.

    • Sara

      September 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      If u dnt knw then plz mind to shut up

    • ATL's finest

      September 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      @ Goldfinch Google is your friend and reading is FUNDAMENTAL.?????. There are multiple cause of heart failure so refer to your internet/books for the causes or how about U ask “Siri”.. Ignorance is a disease its self am.

  19. The Musing African

    September 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    In the end, death does not discriminate.

  20. Muslim idiots

    September 19, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Just heart attack and thats it. No further explanation on any of the details. Such ignorant idiots! And all of the media the same, Brilliant, dumb -!

    • jide

      September 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      I’m sure he OD’ed on coke or heroine.

    • Idomagirl

      September 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      What sort of comment is this?

  21. Omoluabi

    September 19, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    this is really sad. I pray for comfort for his family at this time, God uphold them. No parent should ever have to bury a child.
    It’s hard! A young one at that.
    Please stop with the drug remarks. It’s quite cruel and insensitive.
    Had a friend who slumped like that while playing basketball. Perfect picture of health, he was 27…. His heart just gave way.

  22. MCukken

    September 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Noone will ever know the fact. Accept it. anyway sad he was so young.

  23. jide

    September 19, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I guess Heart attack is the new socially and politically correct name for drug overdose. RIP Omo oba dubai.

  24. Idomagirl

    September 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Sad. May he RIP.

  25. Annonymous girl

    September 19, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    His death was drug related! I knew him and he always was battleling an addiction to drugs, humman growth hormones and steroids, not to mention his sex addiction! No I am not assuming, its facts. He was not the crown prince but was the original heir to the crown until his father decrown him due to his poor lifestyle choices and possible murderer! Its sad but this is a perfect example of what is to have all the money power and not know what to do with it.

  26. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    September 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I usually ignore “funny” comments but the ignorance churning out on this page is alarming.
    People have converted their opinions to facts and are passing it on as gospel!.

    It is very wrong and if you’ll forgive me, stupid to speak to so informed about something you can only make conjectures about. Zip it!

  27. bella

    September 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Awwwwwww so handsome

  28. Tarakan

    September 20, 2015 at 4:15 am

    don’t know if its a coincidence or not.. was watching documentary on Friday how anna nicole smith died age 39 in the year 2007 of drug overdose. a day later, got to know this arab prince died of heart attack age 33 with not specific details.. anyway rest in peace…

  29. samina

    September 20, 2015 at 11:34 am

    If he was on drugs the royal family should tell and warn people then atleast he will get some benefit in helping others after his death.

  30. spoonfullofsugar

    September 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Heart attacks are caused by high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure…where is all this drugs talk coming from? The guy na una friend?

  31. dontbenaive

    September 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Passed up for line to the crown? Allegedly murdered a woman in his father’s office? Rumors of high priced hotels and drug-fueled sex orgies in London and otherwise? If it wasn’t assisted, i think its safe to say drugs played a role in it. All news outlets posted the same exact story with no details and mostly with an incorrect picture because they are controlled by censored and biased major news outlets. Do your research and you get to know the ‘man’.

  32. papermoon

    September 22, 2015 at 9:27 am

    aaawww beautiful young man, rest in peace!!!, may his parents find strength…..

  33. Jam

    September 23, 2015 at 9:53 am

    In your country its like that…, it’s all about drugs….you are already judging him…you don’t know the person…anyone can die at young age even in heart attack..and not because of drugs.

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