Dutch Prince Friso dies following ski incident last year

Royal went into coma after being buried in avalanche when skiing in Austria

 Late Dutch prince Johan Friso with his  wife, Princess Mabel. The prince has died after being in  a coma  since a skiing incident in March 2012 in which  he was hit by an avalanche. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

Late Dutch prince Johan Friso with his wife, Princess Mabel. The prince has died after being in a coma since a skiing incident in March 2012 in which he was hit by an avalanche. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

 

Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who went into a coma following a skiing incident in February 2012, has died, according to the Dutch government.

“Prince Friso died from complications that arose as a consequence of the brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation following his skiing accident,” the government said in a statement.

The prince, 44, was skiing off-piste in Lech, Austria when he was buried in an avalanche. He was initially treated in a London hospital and was brought back to The Hague last month.

Reuters