Jordanian musicians died when they were 63

Here are 2 famous musicians from Jordan died at 63:

Hussein of Jordan

Hussein of Jordan (November 14, 1935 Amman-February 7, 1999 Amman) a.k.a. King Hussein of Jordan, King Hussein, Hussein bin Talal or Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl was a Jordanian politician. His children are called Abdullah II of Jordan, Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein, Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Prince Feisal bin Al-Hussein, Prince Hashim bin Al-Hussein, Princess Iman bint Al Hussein, Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, Abir Muhaisen and Princess Zein bint Al Hussein.

Hussein of Jordan was the third-longest-serving head of state in the world at the time of his death, having remained in power for almost 47 years, from 1952 until his death in 1999. During his reign, he led his country through a period of political instability in the region, including the Arab-Israeli War of 1967 and the Gulf War of 1990.

Hussein was also known for promoting peace and dialogue between Israel and Palestine, and in 1994, he signed a peace treaty with Israel. In recognition of his efforts to promote peace in the Middle East, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 1997.

Aside from his political achievements, Hussein was widely admired for his personal character and charisma. He was known for his love of aviation and was a licensed pilot, having owned several planes throughout his life. He was also an avid car collector and had a vast collection of classic and vintage cars.

Throughout his life, Hussein was married four times and had twelve children. His son, Abdullah II, succeeded him as king of Jordan upon his death. Overall, Hussein of Jordan is remembered as a beloved and influential figure in the history of Jordan and the Middle East.

He died caused by lymphoma.

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Talal of Jordan

Talal of Jordan (February 26, 1909 Mecca-July 7, 1972 Istanbul) also known as Talal I bin Abdullah or Ṭalāl ibn `Abd Allāh‎ was a Jordanian politician and lieutenant. He had six children, Hussein of Jordan, Prince Hassan bin Al-Talal, Prince Muhammad bin Al-Talal, Basma bint Talal, Princess Asma bint Talal and Prince Muhsin bin Talal.

Talal of Jordan was the eldest son of Abdullah I of Jordan and his wife Musbah. He pursued his education in Istanbul and later attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in England. In 1931, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the British Army's British Circassian Legion.

After the Second World War, Talal returned to Jordan and was appointed as the commander of the Jordan Arab Army. He served as the chancellor of the University of Jordan and was also the chairman of the Jordanian Red Crescent Society.

In 1951, Talal's father, Abdullah I, was assassinated and Talal's eldest son Hussein became King of Jordan. However, Talal himself was suffering from a mental illness and was unable to assume the throne. His brother, Prince Naif, acted as regent until Hussein came of age.

Talal of Jordan was forced to abdicate in 1952 due to his illness and was succeeded by his son, Hussein of Jordan. He spent the remainder of his life seeking treatment for his illness and living in exile in Turkey. He passed away in Istanbul in 1972 at the age of 63.

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