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al Fayed

Mohamed. born 1933, Egyptian-born businessman; owner of the Harrods department store from 1985 and of the Ritz Hotel, Paris, from 1979: his son Dodi Fayed (1956--97) died in the same Paris car crash as Diana, Princess of Wales
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"We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods, and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years," he said."With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace," he added.
Al Fayed installed the statue in 2011, but new owner Shahid Khan had it taken down in September.
Al Fayed sold the west London club to Shahid Khan in July and, after consulting with supporters, the American decided to pull the 7ft 6in statue down.
The statue of Jackson in a performance pose, wearing a signature single glove, was loved only by Al Fayed - and he refused to listen to any dissenters.
Sustained reports this week suggested Al Fayed would now sell the club and the Cottagers last night confirmed a deal has been struck with Khan, billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Mirror Sport revealed yesterday that Al Fayed was looking to sell the Thamesside club he bought 16 years ago for over PS100million.
But Mr Al Fayed said he would send his condolences to Mr Rowland's family.
In a statement released here Lord Condon said "Sir David and I volunteered to go to Paris as witnesses to help the French authorities explore and then bring to a conclusion these repeated complaints made by al Fayed.
Money was donated by the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation and members of the public.
Al Fayed, a close friend of the late performer, has caused controversy after announcing he had decided to place the tribute to Jackson outside the Cottagers' stadium.
However, Al Fayed, who appointed Hodgson in December 2007, believes Hodgson has no reason to leave the London club.
HARRODS owner Mohamed al Fayed said he was "delighted" after French authorities were criticised over delays involving the investigation into the deaths of Princess Diana and his son Dodi.