Yesterday the royal palace released a statement that Prince Friso has passed away at the age of 44. He was the second son of Princess Beatrix and the younger brother of King Willem Alexander. In February 2012 he was in a skiing accident in Austria where he was burried in an avalanche that left him with severe brain damage and caused him into a coma. Prince Friso died from complications that arose as a consequence of the brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation following the skiing accident.
The father-of-two who leaves his wife Princess Mabel and their two daughters Luana and Zaria, passed away at the Palace Huis ten Bosch in the Hague where he was being cared for.
Friso was born in 1968, here with Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus and his brother Willem Alexander
It is sad he died so young but to live a vegetative life for one and a half year without any chances for recovery must have been so hard for everyone involved, that I think it is the best way for him.