Monday, August 12, 2013

+Prince Johan Friso of Orange-Nassau (1968-2013)

The state information service RVD has announced that prince Friso, in a coma since a skiing accident in February 2012, has died.

Friso died as a result of 'complications' after receiving serious brain damage in the skiing accident in Lech, Austria, in February 2012, the RVD said. He died on Monday morning at the Huis den Bosch palace, where he has been cared for since July.

The prince had been treated in the specialist Wellington hospital in London since his accident but was brought back to the Netherlands because 'no further treatment was necessary'. Since last November he was said to have shown signs of 'minimal consciousness'.

Friso, the second son of former queen Beatrix, married Mabel Wisse Smit in 2004 and the couple have two daughters.

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