Benghazi, 29 May 2013:
Prince Mahdi Al-Senussi, son of the late Prince Abdullah Abed Al-Senussi, died in Benghazi today. He was aged 57. His father, widely known as the Black Prince, was a prominent member of the royal family before the 1969 coup.
He died of natural causes, a family member told the Libya Herald. He is thought to have suffered a heart attack.
Like other members of the royal family, he was thrown out of the country by Qaddafi, put on a plane to Rome in November 1970. He returned exactly 42 years later, in November 2012.
He spent most of his life in the USA where he was a financial adviser. During the revolution he became well known on American TV screens as a commentator on events in Libya.