Prince Azim died at the age of 38 on October 24, 2020. Not cut out to become a military man, he had made a career in film production in Hollywood. The prince was known for his humanitarian commitment and friendships with celebrities.
Sad news for the Sultan of Brunei. His son, Haji “Abdul” Azim of Brunei , nicknamed Prince Azim , died at the age of 38 on October 24, 2020. The official announcement was made on Bruneian public television on the morning of the death, and his funeral were celebrated according to Muslim tradition. Born on July 29, 1982, Prince Azim was the second of five sons of the Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah . For now, the government has not communicated the cause of his death.
no parents should have to bury their child. this is so heartbreaking to see the late His Royal Highness Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim's mother sad like this. 😞💔 #Brunei #PrinceAzim #RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/2IL777h1jo— 유니 (@_yunie108) October 24, 2020
He was the fourth in contention for the succession to the throne. Far from the Brunei monarchy, Prince Azim had launched a career as a film producer in Hollywood. As CNN reports , he was known for his frenzied parties and friendships, especially with Mariah Carey , Pamela Anderson and Naomi Campbell . He produced the film The Second Wind (2017), starring Josh Duhamel and Stephanie Beatriz. Thanks to his production company, he had made his personal fortune grow by $ 5 billion, as The Times figure. He also designed a line of unisex bags for the MCM label, the profits of which were donated to the Make a Wish association. The introduction of Sharia law by his father in 2019, however, had tarnished his reputation.
Prince Azim’s funeral was therefore celebrated on Saturday at the royal mausoleum of Bandar Seri Begawan, and the nation of Brunei began a seven-day national mourning. The Sultan of Brunei has received condolences from several other nations, including Lee Hsien Loog , the Prime Minister of Singapore, who recalls a man “known for his devotion to humanitarian causes, youth and education” . The Indonesian Embassy said in a statement that the prince ” will not be forgotten” .
Prince Azim was the son of the Sultan’s second wife, Mariam Abdul Aziz. Polygamy being legal in Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah had several wives and had a dozen children.