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Egypt's Last Queen Dies in Cairo

Egypt's last queen has died Wednesday in Cairo at the age of 72.

The official Middle East News Agency reports that Nariman Sadeq was admitted to an intensive care unit at a Cairo hospital Sunday, after an operation to remove a blood clot from her brain.

Born in 1934 to a family of modest means, Nariman Sadeq became the second wife of King Farouk just 14 months before he was forced to abdicate during the 1952 revolution led by Gamal Abdel Nasser and his Free Officers. She produced a son and heir, Ahmed Fouad, who was the last Egyptian to hold a royal title.

After the king's abdication, the family went to Italy, where King Farouk divorced Nariman in 1954. He died there in 1965. The former queen married two more times and had one more son, Akram.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.