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Son of Iranian Shah commits suicide in US

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Ali Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran, has committed suicide at his home in the United States, his family said on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old had been suffering from depression.

He had been living in Boston while studying at Harvard University.

Ali Reza’s father, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was ousted in Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.

Ayatollah Khomenei led the overthrow of the monarchy and the reversal of the Shah’s secular policies.

The religious clerics assumed total political control of the country with Ayatollah Khomenei as Supreme Leader.

The Shah then fled to Egypt where he died in 1980.