Former Qatari princess Kasia Gallanio found dead

New York: A Qatari prince’s ex-wife was found dead at her home in the Spanish resort of Marbella, the Independent reported. Kasia Gallanio, the third wife of billionaire Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani, was fighting a bitter legal battle with her former husband for the custody of her three daughters.

Independent said in its report that Gallanio died after a suspected drug overdose on May 29. She had been engaged in a bitter legal battle for 15 years over the custody of their children.

Gallanio left her husband, the uncle of the Emir of Qatar, after allegations that her husband sexually abused one of her three daughters, The Daily Beast reported.

While she lived in Marbella, the three children remain with their father living in Paris. Al-Thani has always denied the allegations. Gallanio, 45, who was born in Los Angeles, married 73-year-old Al-Thani in 2004.

French media reported that Gallanio was battling depression and addictions to drugs and alcohol while living alone in Spain. The police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.


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