On Wednesday, the Sharjah ruler’s son was buried in the UAE, after which a 3-days mourning time started as he “unexpectedly” died in London.
His father, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi along with other Emirati officials has participated in the funeral ceremony as flags flew at half-mast.
On Tuesday, the Sharjah Government, one of the seven Emirates makes up the UAE informs that Sheikh Khalid “unnaturally’ died in London a day before, without further death.
London’s Metropolitan Police claims that it was investigating an “unexplained death” in Knightsbridge but refused to reveal names.
A “sudden death” of Sheikh Khalid was alleged at a residential property and a “man in his late 30s was found deceased”, reads a police statement.
It further said that a post-mortem has been conducted but was total inconclusive, adding that they awaits results of further examinations. No arrests have been made yet.
Sheikh Khalid was the creative director and founder of a fashion brand, QASIMI, which debut collection in 2008.
According to the official records, the victim was born in the UAE and grew up in the United Kingdom. He has a degree in fashion designing and architecture from London’s Central Saint Martin’s Arts School.
Sheikh Khalid’s website further reads, “Khalid was praised for his tenacious yet sensitive exploration of social-political issues, particularly those pertaining to the Middle East and its sometimes strained relationship with the West, a subject very close to his heart and upbringing.”
Leaders from tacross the UAE, including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed-bin-Salman and Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah have expressed sorrow to the Sharjah ruler, reports source.