Rita Hayworth’s Grandson Dies in Apparent Suicide
Andrew Embiricos, grandson to Hollywood icon Rita Hayworth, has been found dead in his New York City apartment. The 25 year old seems to have committed suicide.
The son of Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and shipping heir Basil Embiricos. He was found with a plastic bag over his head, sources told the New York Daily News. He was found by a good friend, Aaron Edwards, who went to check on him after he’d missed several meetings.
Embiricos was deeply involved in several charities, including a Facebook charity he founded that provided clothing to homeless people and HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and the Alzheimer’s Association. He also worked as a sales executive for Virgin Atlantic Airways, according to his LinkedIn page.
“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of someone with such radioactive charisma,” legendary Village Voice gossip columnist Michael Musto wrote on his blog Monday night. “He was a strikingly handsome, personable guy who radiated charm no matter what crisis he was weathering.”
Apparently, Embiricos was weathering quite a crisis. Musto also shared the fact that Embiricos had been struggling with HIV and a drug habit. Apparently this was not Embiricos’ first suicide attempt.