Son of Iran's former shah committed suicide, family says
Former shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and his wife, Farah, are shown after leaving Iran in 1979. His son Alireza Pahlavi committed suicide, his family said Tuesday.
January 4th, 2011
03:03 PM ET

Son of Iran's former shah committed suicide, family says

Alireza Pahlavi committed suicide at his home in Boston, Massachusetts, a spokesman for the family of the former shah of Iran said Tuesday.

Pahlavi, 44, was a son of the former shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who was overthrown in 1979 and died the following year in exile in Cairo, Egypt.

"It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi," the family website said.

- CNN's Azadeh Ansari contributed to this story.

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  1. Cabert

    Racists.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. darklyastir

    3rd!

    January 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • darklyastir

      damn..

      January 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    I hope the FBI looks into this. I wouldn't put it past the nutjobs who currently run Iran to put a hit out on him.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      and why would that do that? He was no threat to them. Do you make this unsubstantiated remarks often – you know, with no facts nor intelligent thought process? I think the FBI should look in to you. You sound like a violence prone "thinker" (using the word lightly).

      January 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      Yes, they put a hit on the prince, no question about it, will be gullible to think that a person with that easy life would commit something like that on their own.

      January 5, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Margo

    Sad day for that family.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fu9l

    this is a crying shame iran was much better off with the shah in rule at least he kept the religous weinnies in check

    January 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TUTTLE

    DOESN'T IT SEEM LIKE THERE'S A KNUCKLEHEAD CONSTANTLY ON HAND JUST WAITING TO MAKE A STUPID, TASTELESS REMARK FOR EVERY STORY ON CNN.COM?

    WOULD YOU PEOPLE PLEASE GET A LIFE.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Strom

    Stupid comment "Angel." Much more will come out about this.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. People

    @angel. People kill people.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lynne

    Angel you should be ashamed – I'd suggest you bone up on just what it is to be Muslim. No where in their teachings do they teach such violence. To boldly make such a statement you are only showing your own ignorance. Learn before you make such broad statements

    January 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • TCP

      Of course violence is taught by muslims just as it is to christians, hindus, atheists, etc.

      January 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. andrei

    The level of crass bigot stupidity in so many modern conservative Americans is something to behold in wonder.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kreash07

    Angel- Not all Muslims are violent. Its people like you that make them want to come after us even more. Grow up and get a grip!

    January 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Margo

    Angel, you need to get a grip...King is right. Are you an English teacher or a racist, or both?

    January 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tim

    I'm rather curious to see how this news is taken/covered in Iran....

    January 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. J

    This clan or Iranians were not bad. Actually the iran hostage situation took place after they ousted this guys father in 1979.

    January 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bob propert

    go angel
    !

    January 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      You bet – go............ away.

      January 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
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