King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Dead: State TV; Crown Prince Salman is King Now

January 22, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

King Abdullah ibn Abdilaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia, has died on Thursday, state TV has confirmed. He was 90 years old.

On Twitter, some journalists said Saudi state-run TV cut over to Koranic verses with king in hospital, signifying a death of a top royal.

Crown Prince Salman, his brother, is the new king.

He had been in the hospital suffering from pneumonia.