Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah passes away at 91 on Tuesday.
The announcement of the ruler’s death was made by the Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan, Sheikh Ali Al Jarrah Al Sabah, announced on Kuwait TV today.
رحم الله أب الكويت الحاني..وقلب الخليج النابض..وأمير الإنسانية النبيل الشيخ صباح الأحمد الصباح.. حط رحاله عند رب رحيم كريم عظيم بعد أن خدم وقدّم وأكرم شعبه .. تعازينا لإخوتنا وأحبابنا شعب الكويت..ولكافة الشعوب العربية والإسلامية المحبة لأمير الإنسانية.. إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون pic.twitter.com/wGnBFtkjTO— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 29, 2020
On July 18, The Emir was admitted to the hospital for medical checks and then, a day later underwent successful surgery.
On July 23, he was flown to the United States to complete his medical treatment.
The reason for the surgery or details of what treatment the Emir was going to receive in the US, were not disclosed by the Emir’s office.
Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah GCB, the Emir of Kuwait and the Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, was sworn in on 29 January 2006 after confirmation by the National Assembly.