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Rita Hayworth's grandson found dead in an apparent suicide, police say

Actress Rita Hayworth, originally Margarita Carmen Cansion, daughter of Spanish dancer Eduardo Cansino, poses for the photographer in February 1948 prior to shooting the Lady From Shanghai directed and performed by Orson Welles.
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Actress Rita Hayworth poses for the photographer in February 1948 prior to shooting the Lady From Shanghai directed and performed by Orson Welles.
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(CBS/AP) - Andrew Embiricos, the 25-year-old grandson of the late screen actress Rita Hayworth, was found dead with a bag over his head in his New York City apartment, in an apparent suicide, according to police.

Embiricos' body was discovered in his Manhattan apartment Sunday night by a close friend who went to check on him after he missed several appointments, reports the New York Daily News.

Police pronounced him 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.

The 25-year-old was a graduate of Fordham University with a degree in psychology, according to his Linkedin profile. The site also listed that he was currently working in sales for Virgin Atlantic.

Hayworth, his grandmother, was a legendary beauty who rose to fame in the 1940s and '50s in movies such as "Cover Girl" and "Gilda." She died in 1987 of Alzheimer's disease at age 68.