Andrew Embiricos, the grandson of '40s film star Rita Hayworth, was found dead in his new New York City apartment Sunday night due to what authorities believe was a suicide.
The 25-year-old, who is the song of Hayworth's daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and Greek shipping heir Basil Embiricos, was discovered in his bed with a plastic bag over his head.
Wow. That's terrible.
A spokesperson for the Aga Khan Foundation said:
"Of course Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and her former husband are deeply saddened by the death of their son Andrew Embiricos in New York on Sunday night. They would really appreciate if their privacy would be respected in the very difficult moment."
He worked with the Alzheimer's Association, but he also struggled with drug addiction over the years. In 2007, several pornographic videos of himself were discovered online.
Michael Musto of New York's Village Voice said:
"He was always a sweet charming guy. He once sent me a box of chocolates after I wrote something about him. He grew up with a certain properness because he was obviously the grandson of a screen legend and was mildly rebelling against that in certain ways but was always trying to do the right thing.
Andrew seemed upbeat lately, according to my sources. He liked his job and was planning a trip to London. His death came as a shock. He always radiated charm and personality, even when weathering some dark crises."
So, so tragic. Such a young life. We hope he's found peace.
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