Thursday, January 6, 2011
Prince Alireza dead, a suicide at 44
44-year old Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi, the second son of the Late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah took his life in his Boston Apartment.
May the Prince of Persia Rest in Peace along with his sister Leila, who also took her own life a few years ago in London.
Crown Prince Reza issued a Statement as follows:
It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi. Like millions of young Iranians, he too, was deeply disturbed by all the ills fallen upon his beloved homeland, as well as carrying the burden of losing a father and a sister in his young life.
Although he struggled for years to overcome his sorrow, he finally succumbed, and during the night of the 4th of January 2011, in his Boston residence, took his own life, plunging his family and friends into great sorrow.
Once again, we are joined with mothers, fathers and relatives of so many victims of these dark times for our country.
Reza Pahlavi, Farah Pahlavi, Farahnaz Pahlavi, Yasmine Pahlavi, Noor Pahlavi, Iman Pahlavi and Farah Pahlavi