The doctor also stated that he had operated on Uday several times and that he had never had a body duplicate. A former CIA case officer in Iraq who claimed to know every asset in Iraq at the time and had acquaintances close to the Hussein brothers had never heard of Yahia or Uday utilizing duplicates. He also said that it was very unusual for both brothers to be sick at the same time.
Uday Hussein was born on January 4, 1960 in Baghdad, Iraq. His father, King Hussein II, married his first cousin Baraa al-Shahbandar. Uday had two sisters named Latifa and Laila. The family lived in a large palace near the Al-Rashid Hotel in central Baghdad. They also owned a farm near Hamadhā'
In 1978, when Uday was 18 years old, his father was assassinated by an Iraqi national army officer named Saddam Hussein. The officer was looking for money that King Hussein had hidden away before his death and needed to get rid of him to claim the throne for himself. After the assassination, Uday went into hiding too. He later moved to Sweden where he received medical treatment until 1990 when Iraq became free from foreign occupation under the leadership of Saddam Hussein.
Uday returned to Iraq and took control of the country. He wanted to reform some of the laws but was trying to keep his power so wasn't changing many things.
Although Saddam's alleged employment of body doubles was widely publicized, Uday Hussein's two confidantes denied that he did. They said they knew of no other way to explain how his brother could appear at public events with him.
Uday had several serious accidents in his car racing career. He was reportedly in a coma for three days after being hit by a truck in Germany in 1991 and later suffered severe head injuries when his own helicopter crashed while trying to rescue him from the Iraqi oil industry near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1996.
Some sources claim that body doubles were used not only for public appearances but also during Uday's hospital stays because no one else would be allowed within 20 feet of him. However many doctors who treated him in Baghdad and London disputed this, saying that no one else was present during any of his admissions except for family members.
There are some similarities between Uday and Saddam. For example, both men were reportedly very good-looking in their younger years and both had intense personal relationships with their drivers. However, unlike Saddam, who was often seen with several women at once, Uday is reported to have been married twice and to have had numerous affairs. He also allegedly used cocaine and heroin.
In reality, he eventually learned that Uday had been struck 17 times yet had survived. Sharif said that he was paralyzed for the rest of his life and, according to common belief, made impotent (a unique type of justice, Sharif claimed, due to the eldest Hussein son's reputation for ruthless womanizing), but that he survived. This is because bones heal if you don't break them.
Uday Hussein was born on January 4th, 1953 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was the only child of King Ghazi and Queen Alia Hussein. His father was an Iraqi monarch who reigned from 1941 until his death in 1958, while his mother was the daughter of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rashid Ali al-Kaylani. She was a prominent figure during the Lebanese civil war who later became the President of Lebanon after its 1975-1990 civil war.
As soon as Uday reached puberty, he started living with his parents in their palace in Baghdad so that he could be groomed to take over the throne. However, since his father was assassinated when Uday was just 18 years old, he ended up ruling alone for several months while his mother tried to find a new king for her son. When she couldn't do so, she decided to let Uday rule instead and retired to her mansion in Beirut where she lived out the rest of her life in luxury while her son struggled to maintain control of the kingdom he'd been given.
Following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, he was slain alongside Qusay and his nephew Mustafa by an American task team in Mosul following a lengthy shootout. Uday was said to be unstable, cruel, and scary to both perceived opponents and intimate friends. He often had his lovers kill each other while he watched or participated in the killings himself.
His body was taken to Baghdad for burial in a mausoleum dedicated to his father. However, prior to this event taking place, Uday had ordered that he be buried in France along with his wife Iman and daughter Sumaya. This order was carried out despite the fact that they were Iraqi citizens who were born in Baghdad.
Uday's death ended the infamous "Saddam dynasty", as his sons Umar and Qusay were also killed during the invasion. Following their father's death, many reports emerged alleging that Umar had attempted to take control of the government. However, no evidence has ever been presented to support these claims.
Meanwhile, Qusay was arrested by American soldiers and accused of planning attacks on American targets. He was held without charge for six years before being released in 2009 when all charges against him were dropped.
Sumaya also died under mysterious circumstances. Reports from Iraqi sources claim that she too was murdered by her brother Umar, but others say she committed suicide.