CAIRO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Egypt's Queen Nariman, ex-wife of the late King Farouk, died in Cairo following a long illness. She was 72.
Sources at Cairo's Dar Fouad hospital said the country's last queen died Wednesday while in a coma resulting from a brain hemorrhage following surgery.
Nariman married Farouk in 1951 and they had one son, Ahmed Fouad, in 1952, a year before the Egyptian monarchy was ousted by the revolution of the "free officers" led by late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Farouk and Nariman divorced in February 1954 after which the ex-queen returned to Egypt where she married Dr. Adham Nakib. The couple had a son, Akram, before divorcing.
The former queen had lived in a small apartment in Cairo's upscale Heliopolis neighborhood since then. She is survived by her two sons.