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Dodi Al-Fayed

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Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed (April 15, 1955 - August 31, 1997) was the son of Mohamed Al-Fayed, owner of the British department store Harrods and the Hôtel Ritz Paris.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt. He attended the Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland. His occupation was often given as film producer; he is credited as being one of the producers for the acclaimed movies Breaking Glass (1980) and Chariots of Fire (1981).

On August 31, 1997, he died in a car accident in Paris, France, together with Diana, Princess of Wales, who was his lover at the time. Their brief relationship was marked by controversy when another woman, a former model, brought a breach of promise suit, claiming to have been affianced to Fayed and abandoned for Diana.

In the media frenzy following the car crash, there was much speculation about Fayed's character, particularly with respect to his choice of female companions and his motives for involvement with the late Princess of Wales.

He was originally interred in Brookwood Cemetery near Woking, Surrey but was moved to the Fayed Estate.

His father erected a memorial to Dodi and Diana at Harrods on April 12th, 1998.

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