Rita Hayworth Dies

December 6, 2011 by staff 

Rita Hayworth Dies, A grandson of the late great actress Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino, was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday. He was 25.

Police say Andrew Embiricos was discovered in his Manhattan apartment Sunday night with a bag over his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No crime is suspected.

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office says the cause of his death is pending autopsy results.

Embiricos was the son of Hayworth’s daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, a philanthropist known for publicizing the plight of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

He was Khan’s only child with economist and heir Basil Embiricos.

The NY Daily News reports that Embiricos battled drug addiction and had attempted suicide in multiple occasions.

Hayworth was a legendary beauty who rose to fame in the 1940s and ’50s in movies such as “Cover Girl” and “Gilda.”

Eduardo Cansino, Hayworth’s father, was a recognized dancer from Spain. At an early age he encouraged his daughter to become a dancer. Despite his desires, FOX studios noticed Hayworth’s screen presence.

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