His Royal Highness the Tunku Bendahara of Kedah, Tunku Annuar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah died at 12.20 am on last May 21, 2014 at Hospital Pantai Ipoh due to heart problem. He was 74 years old. The Tunku Bendahara sudden death shocked the Northern State of Kedah. He was the Councillor-General of Kedah Regency Council appointed by the Sultan of Kedah. The patriarch of the Kedah Royal Family, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah who was on a State visit to Singapore shortened his visit and returned back to Malaysia to see the remainder of the late Tunku Bendahara.
Tunku Annuar is the third surviving son of Almarhum Sultan Badlishah by his second wife, Sultanah Asma. He is the half-brother of the reigning Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah. His death left the line of succession an open question as he is the second in line to the throne of Kedah and is expected to be the next Sultan as the incumbent Raja Muda of Kedah, Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah is ailing.
Tunku Annuar was survived by his wife, the Toh Puan Bendahara of Kedah, Datuk Sri Nur Suzannah Abdullah. He married twice in his lifetime. He was first married to Sharifah Saleha binti Syed Omar Shahabudin and the second to Datuk Sri Nur Suzanna. The marriage to Sharifah Saleha produced three sons and a daughter. He was buried at the Royal Cemetary at Langgar, Kedah.