Dutch prince Friso dies following ski accident last year
THE HAGUE (AFP) - Dutch prince Johan Friso died on Monday, 18 months after he was left brain-damaged by an avalanche while skiing in Austria, the palace said.
“His Majesty the King (Willem-Alexander) announces with great regret that this morning his highness prince Johan Friso... died at the Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague, aged 44,” a palace statement said.
“Prince Friso died from complications as a result of oxygen shortages during his ski accident on February 17, 2012,” the statement said.
The prince had “minimal consciousness” and his condition was unchanged, the palace said.