Rita Hayworth’s grandson Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos was found dead by a friend on Monday, December 4, in his Manhattan apartment after apparently committing suicide.
The 25-year-old Mr. Embiricos, who had been facing drug addiction problems and had attempted suicide once before, was the son of Greek shipping magnate Basil Embiricos and Princess Yasmin, the second daughter of Hayworth with her third husband, Ali Aga Khan IV.
The unfortunate man was found lying on his bed with a plastic bag on his head, which most probably led to his suffocation. The police are conducting further investigations to eliminate other possible scenarios.
According to The New York Post, Mr. Embiricos did not leave any note behind and his mother Princess Yasmin Aga Khan rushed to his apartment when she heard the news.
A graduate of Fordham University with a degree in psychology, Mr Embiricos worked as a sales executive at Virgin Atlantic but has also founded a Facebook charity group that provided clothing to homeless people. Moreover, he was involved with the workings of HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and the Alzheimer’s Association, which was the cause of his grandmother’s death in 1987.
Mr Embiricos is both spiritual and Hollywood royalty, as his grandfather is Prince Aly Khan who was the leader of a sect of Islam.
When he wasn’t working for the jet-setting crew in his role at Virgin Atlantic or previous job in travel sales at Fairmont Raffles-Swissotel, Andrew was in New York’s jet set.
He appeared at a number of social events both in Manhattan and in the swanky Hamptons area of Long Island.