ALIREZA PAHLAVI, the son of the former shah of Iran, has committed suicide at his home in Massachusetts.
Pahlavi, who was 44, was found dead on Tuesday (04Jan11).
He was 13 when his father, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, was overthrown. He died in exile in Cairo, Egypt in 1980.
A statement posted on the family website reads, "It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi."