(Dubai) -- A source is laying to rest a rumor that the king of Saudi Arabia is dead.
An adviser to a senior member of the ruling family says King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz is alive.
Abdullah has been on the mend in Morocco since January after he had surgery in the U.S. for a blood clot that complicated a slipped disc.
The Saudi government has not issued an official statement in response to the rumor.
It generally doesn't respond to speculation.
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