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Who is Prince Azim? : Brunei’s Prince Azim, Hollywood Producer, Dies at 38(bio, wiki, age, career, family, death)

Brunei’s Prince Azim, Hollywood Producer, Dies at 38

Prince Azim bio, wiki, age, career, family, early life, death

Prince Azim, the son of the mega-wealthy sultan of Brunei who also forged a minor career as a Hollywood producer, has died at the age of 38, according to reports. Azim, who was fourth in line to the throne, died Saturday in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city of the tiny nation on the island of Borneo, Variety reported.

The son of the enormously wealthy Sultan of Brunei, and fourth in line to the throne, died on Saturday in the capital city Bandar Seri Begawan. As is typical of Muslim countries, his funeral was held shortly after, also on Saturday. The government made the announcement on national radio. It said that the country has now entered a seven-day period of mourning and that the population should dress accordingly.

No cause of death was given, though local media reports say that he had been ill for some time. Other unconfirmed reports pointed to liver cancer.

Azim had a London-based production company Daryl Prince Productions. His Hollywood credits under the name Azim Bolkiah, included 2014 Hilary Swank-starring “You’re Not You” and 2018 Rupert Everett-starring “The Happy Prince.” The prince and the company were also understood to be attached to an untitled film project about the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow.

Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of neighboring Malaysia, posted his condolences on Facebook. “My condolences to His Royal Highness Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei Darussalam on the death of his majesty’s prince, Duli Yang Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran M. Azim. Malaysians are also sad for the passing of the late (prince) and pray for Paduka Seri Baginda that all the Royal relatives and the Brunei people be strong in facing this sad moment. May Allah have mercy on the soul of the deceased.” Authorities in Singapore and Indonesia also paid tribute.

His personal wealth has been estimated at $5 billion, according to the Times of London.

His father, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the longest-reigning monarchs, is the owner of the Dorchester Collection of luxury hotels, which include the Dorchester in London, the Plaza Athenee in Paris and the Hotel Bel-Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA.

Last year, Prince Azim created a controversy in Hollywood after supporting his nation’s push to introduce strict Sharia law including the death penalty for homosexuality and adultery. Several celebrities including George Clooney, Elton John, and Ellen DeGeneres led a global boycott of the Dorchester Collection hotels, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

 

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