Kuwait lawmaker passes away during parliament meeting

Friday 18/12/2015
Fadhl suffered from several illnesses

KUWAIT CITY - An elderly Kuwaiti lawmaker, Nabil al-Fadhl, died in his seat on Tuesday during a meeting of the Gulf state's parliament.
Speaker Marzouk al-Ghanem said the independent lawmaker, 66, passed away while serving his country and suspended sessions for the rest of the day and Wednesday in his honour.
Witnesses said Fadhl had been taking part in regular discussions with his colleagues and made his last remarks on parliamentary business just minutes before he died.
A flag of Kuwait was seen draped on his parliamentary seat.
Known for his strong anti-Islamist views, Fadhl suffered from several illnesses and had a kidney transplant last year, but the cause of his death was not immediately announced.