Serb Prince Tomislav, brother of last king, dies

BELGRADE, Jul 14, 2000 -- (Reuters) Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic, brother of Yugoslavia's last king, died on Wednesday at the age of 73, his family said.

A statement posted on the web page of exiled Crown Prince Alexandar Karadjordjevic, his nephew who lives in England, said Prince Tomislav died in Oplenac in central Serbia after a "long and serious illness."

Prince Tomislav was the second son of King Alexandar I and brother of late King Petar II, who left Yugoslavia in 1941 after Nazi Germany overran his country, which later came under communist rule.

Tomislav, who will be buried on Sunday in the Karadjordjevic mausoleum in Oplenac, lived in London until 1991, when he returned for the first time since World War Two.

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