Andrew Embiricos' Death: We Finally Have the Truth

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Andrew Embiricos was the 25-year-old grandson of Rita Hayworth and son of Yasmin Aga Khan who mysteriously was found dead last year, with a plastic bag over his head.

It was a presumed suicide, according to the cops, but his friends and family couldn't understand how that could be, seeing as he was in good spirits and was planning a trip to celebrate his birthday.

I immediately wrote a blog in praise of Andrew.

And though I covered his taste for wild sex, his stint in rehab, his battle with HIV, and other aspects of his anything-but-banal life, I concluded that the genial, charming young man didn't intentionally kill himself.

I even suggested that the death may well have been from autoerotic asphyxiation, since Andrew was experimental with sexuality and didn't care for anything vanilla or bland.

And there was an uproar. "You're tasteless." "Let him rest." And so on and so on.

Well, this article by Ray Rogers in the new Scene magazine says the coroner told Andrew's friend that it was autoerotic asphyxiation that accidentally caused his death!

It also goes into the debate over my coverage at the time, and includes my sense that Andrew was "truly sweet, special, and complicated."

A sexual rebel and a complete gent.

He is missed.

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8 comments
Tonio
Tonio

very sad - what an ugly way to die - people who have sex in such extreme ways are always mentally disturbed --- poor guy !

Chaka
Chaka

If you believe the Coroner, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.It seems that Musto is a spokesmouth for the Democratic Party these days.Oh Hum. Yawn.

Deena
Deena

No toxicology report?

Quills
Quills

Sounds like he was on a nonstop bender and was bound to end up in this kind of trouble. But obviously a sweet kid.

Karl
Karl

He joins the ranks of David Carradine and all the other celebes who died by autoerotic asphyixiation.

mjm
mjm

 methinks Carradine was murdered by the Co$.

didn't Michael Hutchence die of autoerotic asphyixation or was it suicide?

Rabanne
Rabanne

And the cops hung Carradine in drag from a door? Not saying it couldn't happen. Just askin'.

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