Wednesday, January 05, 2011


Good article with photos

Reports say he used a shotgun in his mouth to take his own life. An outpouring of sympathy and condolences has flowed from all over including our of Iran, where anti-regime student groups and even the Green movement has announced their condolences.

There has been some confusion in Persian media probably caused by language. They reported that he died from two bullet wounds.  Then denied their statement as inaccurate and that there was only one shot. The common Persian for a shotgun is "doh- lool" while two bullets would be "doh go-loo-leh".

But some criticism has also appeared, aimed at his mother, for reportedly denying him money he needed and for not providing her depressed son with a bodyguard  to protect and watch over him - or at least a paid companion.

From her eyes, should this be the case, it was a waste of money to pay for his drug use (were it to have returned after he successful cleaned himself up) and was also her reported reason for not giving Alireza's sister Leila money - resulting in part in the suicide by her in London.

با کمال تاسف و اندوهی جانگداز درگذشت شاهپور علیرضا پهلوی را به آگاهی هم میهنانمان می رسانیم

چهاردهم دی ماه ۱۳۸۹

با کمال تاسف و اندوهی جانگداز درگذشت شاهپور علیرضا پهلوی را به آگاهی هم میهنانمان می رسانیم.

شادروان، همچون میلیون ها جوان ایرانی، از آنچه که به ناروا بر میهن عزیزش می گذشت سخت آزرده و غمگین بود، و نیز هیچگاه خاطرۀ دردناک مرگ پدر و خواهر عزیزش او را رها نکرد.

بسیار کوشید که به گونه ای بر این بحران درونی فائق آید، دریغا که موفق نشد، تا اینکه سرانجام در صبحگاه چهاردهم دی ماه ۱۳۸۹ (چهارم ژانویۀ ۲۰۱۱) در منزل مسکونی خود در شهر بوستون آمریکا به زندگی خود خاتمه داد و همۀ خانواده و دوستدارانش را در غمی عمیق فرو برد.

باری دیگر با همۀ مادران، پدران و وابستگان داغدار قربانیان این دوران تاریک میهن همدرد شده ایم.

رضا پهلوی، فرح پهلوی، فرحنازپهلوی، یاسمین پهلوی، نورپهلوی، ایمان پهلوی و فرح پهلوی

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