Ali-Reza Pahlavi

Iranian prince

Ali-Reza Pahlavi (Persian: علیرضا پهلوی; 28 April 1966 – 4 January 2011) was a member of the Pahlavi Imperial Family of the Imperial State of Iran. He was the younger son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the former Shah of Iran[1] and his third wife Farah Diba.[2]

Ali-Reza Pahlavi
Born(1966-04-28)28 April 1966
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
Died4 January 2011(2011-01-04) (aged 44)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
IssueIryana Leila Pahlavi
(born posthumously)
Full name
English: Ali-Reza
Persian: علی رضا
FatherMohammad Reza Pahlavi
MotherFarah Diba
Styles of
Prince Ali-Reza of Iran
Imperial Coat of Arms of Iran.svg
Reference styleHis Imperial Highness
Spoken styleYour Imperial Highness
Alternative styleSir

He was second in order of succession to the Iranian throne before the Iranian Revolution.

Pahlavi, who had depression, shot himself on 4 January 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 44.[3]


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  2. The Middle East and North Africa. Europa Publications. 1977. ISBN 978-0-905118-11-6.
  3. "Alireza Pahlavi Suicide: Iran Shah's Son Killed Himself In Boston, Says Brother". HuffPost. 4 January 2011. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2016.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)