Rita Hayworth Grandson – Rita Hayworth’s 25-year-old grandson was found dead in his Chelsea apartment with a plastic bag over his head, an apparent suicide, sources told the Daily News.
Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos’ body was discovered just after 9 p.m. Sunday by a pal who went to check on him after he missed several appointments.
He was lying face up in his bed at his home inside The Grand Chelsea at 270 W. 17th St., a source said.
Cops went to Embiricos’s apartment after receiving a 911 call.
The body was taken to the city Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy, sources said.
The Medical Examiner determined that Embiricos died between 8:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. Sunday and that the preliminary cause of death an “apparent suicide.”
A graduate of Fordham University with a degree in psychology, Embiricos founded a Facebook charity group that provided clothing to homeless people.
He also worked with HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and the Alzheimer’s Association. Hayworth died of the mind-robbing disease.
But there was a dark side too; in 2007, The Daily News’ Gatecrasher column revealed he led a double life as an amateur porn enthusiast who had posted porn videos on XTube under an alias.
Embiricos is the child of Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, 61, a philanthropist known for raising public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
His father is Prince Ali Solomone Aga Khan, a descendant of Shah Fath Ali Shah of the Persian Qajar dynasty.
His grandfather, Aga Khan IV, was the Brooklyn-born Hayworth’s third husband.
Hayworth, who was married five time, died in New York in 1987 at the age of 68 after battling Alzheimer’s disease.
An actress and a dancer, Hayworth was a huge star of 1940s Hollywood and made 61 films, including “Dante’s Inferno” with Spencer Tracy and “Cover Girl” with Gene Kelly. Her most famous role came in the 1946 film “Gilda,” in which she played the wife of a sinister casino boss.