GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
July 23, 1999: King Hassan II of Morocco dies.

Upon his death, King Hassan II is succeeded by his son, King Mohammed VI. King Hassan ruled Morocco for 38 years.

NPR Hassan Obituary .cfm?segID=54440

King Hassan II of Morocco has died at the age of 70. Hassan ruled the North African nation for 34 years. Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed will succeed his father. (July 1999)

NPR King Hassan II Funeral .cfm?segID=54506

King Hassan II of Morocco was laid to rest in a funeral attended by kings, princes, and presidents from some 30 countries, reflecting his reputation as peacemaker and spiritual leader. (July 1999)