– It is with great sadness that I inform you about the death of my beloved father. He died peacefully surrounded by his family, said in a son’s announcement, Grand Duke Henri, Tuesday morning.
The aging grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, was recently admitted to hospital with lung infection, according to broadcaster RTL . But during Easter, his state of health was greatly exacerbated.
Grand Duke Jean was born in 1921 and took over the throne of the Duchy of Luxembourg in 1964 after his mother Grand Duchess Charlotte.
He leaves five children, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.