Son Of Former Iranian Shah Found Dead In Boston

The youngest son of the late shah of Iran has been found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in Boston.

Reza Pahlavi, the shah's oldest son, announced the death on his website Tuesday.

Pahlavi says his 44-year-old brother, former Iranian prince Alireza Pahlavi, had "struggled for years to overcome his sorrow."

Police say they found a man dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday at a home in Boston's South End neighborhood.

Police would not confirm the man's identity, but a law enforcement official who was not authorized to release the man's identity and asked for anonymity has confirmed that the man is Alireza Pahlavi.

Former Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic revolution.

This program aired on January 4, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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