H.S.H. Fürst Georg von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg died on 2 December 2015 at Schloss Zeil, aged 87.
He was born on 5 June 1928, the eldest child and heir of Fürst Erich August von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg and of his wife, née Princess Monika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.
He succeeded as the Head of the Princely House von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg at the death of his father in 1953.
He was married since 1957 to H.R.H. Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria, the eldest child of the late Duke Albrecht of Bavaria and of his first wife Duchess Maria, née Countess Draskovich von Trakostjan. They became parents of one son, Erich, and five daughters (Walburga, Gabriele, Monika, Adelheid and Elisabeth).
His funeral will take place on 12 December 2015 at the Church of St. Verena in Bad Wurzach. Later he will be buried at the Cemetery near to the Church of St. Maria in Schloss Zeil.
His heir is his only son Erich, who was born in 1962. He is married since 1988 to Duchess Mathilde of Württemberg, daughter of Duke Carl and Duchess Diane (née Princess of France). They are parents of five daughters (Marie Thérčse, Elisabeth, Charlotte, Hélčne and Gabrielle).
The next heir is Erich's cousin, Count Clemens von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg.