Sultan of Brunei's son Prince Azim dies aged 38

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Prince Azim, the son of the Sultan of Brunei who was fourth in line to the country's throne, has died.

Brunei's government confirmed that he died on Saturday morning, and was laid to rest in the country's capital.

Palace officials have declared a seven-day period of national mourning, with flags being flown at half mast.

Although officials did not disclose his cause of death, local media reports said the prince had been in hospital for quite some time. Some reports suggest he was suffering from liver cancer.

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Mariah Carey and Prince Azim of Brunei, London, 2011. (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)
LONDON - JANUARY 29: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Model Elizabeth Jagger and Prince Azim of Brunei attend the Chinese New Year Party hosted by Andy and Pattie Wong at the Great Eastern Hotel on January 29, 2005 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Prince Azim and Michael Jackson (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Michael Jackson and Prince Azim (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: Prince Azim of Brunei and Janet Jackson attend the launch party for Prince Azim at the MCM store on June 11, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON - DECEMBER 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Fergie, Prince Azim of Brunai, Taboo, Apl.de.Ap and Will.I.Am attend the Black Eyed Peas and MTV-hosted "Monkey Business Christmas Party" celebrating the band's current album Monkey Business and following their gig at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith, at Frankies Bar & Grill on December 18, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 20: Model Naomi Campbell and Prince Azim walk down the catwalk as part of the Fashion Relief Show during London Fashion Week 2007 at the BFC tent on September 20, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Prince Azim of Brunei (L) and Pamela Anderson attend the launch of Pamela Anderson's exclusive Coco De Mer collection at Morton's on December 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: (L to R) Jared Murillo, Prince Azim of Brunei and Pamela Anderson attend the launch of Pamela Anderson's exclusive Coco De Mer collection at Morton's on December 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Prince Azim of Brunei and Faye Dunaway (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
LONDON - JANUARY 29: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) (L-R) Model Jerry Hall, Prince Azim of Brunei and socialite Camilla Al Fayed attend the Chinese New Year Party hosted by Andy and Pattie Wong at the Great Eastern Hotel on January 29, 2005 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JANUARY 26: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Emma Noble, Duncan James, Prince Azim and Hofit Golan attend Andy & Patti Wong's Chinese New Year party 2007, at the County Hall Gallery on January 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JANUARY 29: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Azim and Yoko Ono attend the Chinese New Year Party hosted by Andy and Pattie Wong at the Great Eastern Hotel on January 29, 2005 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) The other sons of the Sultan, Princes Abdul Azim, Abdul Malik & Abdul Matine sunk into his chair. (Photo by Maher Attar/Sygma via Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 11: Faye Dunaway, Jerry Hall and Prince Azim of Brunei attend the launch party for Prince Azim at the MCM store on June 11, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Rupert Everett, Stephanie Beacham, Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim of Brunei and Tyler James attend the JLS Foundation OJAM in aid of Cancer Research UK at Battersea Evolution in London on June 6th, 2013 (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)
LONDON - MAY 2: Crown Prince Azim of Brunei (R), actress Eva Green (C) and an unidentified guest attend the aftershow party following the European Premiere of "Kingdom of Heaven", at Banqueting House, Whitehall on May 2, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
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The royal made a name for himself in Hollywood, becoming a film producer.

Credits include the 2014 drama You're Not You, starring Hilary Swank, and the 2018 film The Happy Prince , featuring Colin Firth and Rupert Everett.

He was frequently spotted with celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Pamela Anderson and Joan Collins.

Prince Azim was just 38 years old.

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