Saudis mourn the sad demise of kings’ bodyguard, Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham

Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham

The personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham has been killed in a personal dispute, the news that topped the global trend.

The news of the death of the bodyguard of King Salman, Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham, on Sunday dawn, was a tragedy for the Saudis who express their grief and condolences through their accounts on different social media platforms, using expressions of eulogy and lamentation in prose and poetry and transmitting images of the Saudi kings’ bodyguard, then hashtag #AbdulAziz_AlFagham topped the list in a number of Gulf countries and Arab countries to turn later to a global trend.

bodyguard, Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham
bodyguard, Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham

Earlier yesterday, the two hashtags #the_king_bodyguard and #AbdulAziz_AlFaghm topped the trend list on Twitter in few moments, among the Saudis who repeated: “You guarded the one who we love, so we loved you”.

Despite being devoted only to his military missions, rarely appearing in media, and being away from public social life, the Saudis felt very sad after Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham’s death for his loyalty.

Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Al-Fagham, the “Saudi kings’ bodyguard,” has given extraordinary momentum to the mission of protecting VIPs around the world.

This was clearly seen in the videos and images that have spread and showed Al-Fagham as a real leader, entrusted with the mission of personal protection of two of the kings of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and the late King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz.


Al-Fagham was characterized by his strong military personality and his serious features, which were the subject of attention of international media.

The image of Al-Fagham in the hearts of Saudis has also been associated with the most important figure in the country, where he has always appeared with kings, loved by the people, and pursued with high interest on various occasions.

Al-Fagham’s mass did not come through televised dialogues or press interviews but rather from his serious military personality, which does not leave him even when he wears Saudi traditional uniforms or civilian costume on some missions.