King Willem-Alexander’s Brother, Prince Friso Dead At 44

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Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands died today after being buried alive in an avalanche last February.

The 44-year-old member of the royal family was skiing off-trail in Lech, Austria when the the avalanche struck, and rescuers were only able to dig him out twenty minutes later. 

The prince has been in a sate of “minimal consciousness” at a London hospital ever since, and part of the reason why Queen Beatrixabdicated the Dutch throne on April 30th was to spend more time taking care of her son.

For the full article by royal correspondent Kelly Lynch, head over to Socialite Life.