From GMA News (Sep 20): Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II dies of kidney illness – Armed Forces
The Armed Forces' Joint Task Group Sulu reported in a Facebook post that Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II died at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at the Zamboanga Peninsula Hospital.
The task group received its information from the sultan's daughter, Princess Ysvethlana Kiram, who said that her father died of a "kidney malfunction."
Kiram II's remains will be brought to Sulu on Sunday.
Esmail Kiram II was installed as the Sultan of Sulu after the death of Jamalul Kiram III in October 2013.