Princess Beatrice's Ex-Boyfriend Paolo Liuzzo Found Dead in Miami Hotel Room at 41

Paolo Liuzzo, ex-boyfriend of Princess Beatrice, found dead in Miami hotel room due to suspected drug overdose. Tragic end to a troubled life marked by addiction and legal issues.

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Princess Beatrice's Ex-Boyfriend Paolo Liuzzo Found Dead in Miami Hotel Room at 41

Princess Beatrice's Ex-Boyfriend Paolo Liuzzo Found Dead in Miami Hotel Room at 41

Paolo Liuzzo, the ex-boyfriend of Princess Beatrice, was discovered deceased in a Miami hotel room on February 7, 2023, at the age of 41. The Miami Police Department is investigating his passing as a suspected overdose.

Liuzzo's body was found in the hotel room, and the exact circumstances surrounding his passing have not been disclosed. "The cause of death is suspected to be an overdose, according to the Miami police," a source close to the investigation stated.

Princess Beatrice, now 35, dated Liuzzo briefly in 2005-2006 when she was 17 and he was 24. Their relationship ended after it emerged that Liuzzo had to return to the US for breaching the conditions of his probation for an assault conviction.

Prior to his relationship with Beatrice, Liuzzo had a troubled past. He was charged with manslaughter in 2002 for a fatal fist fight, though the charge was later reduced to assault and battery. In 2009, he was arrested in Australia for crashing a rented car and possessing cocaine.

Why this matters: The tragic passing of Paolo Liuzzo, a former romantic partner of a member of the British royal family, highlights the ongoing struggles with addiction and the far-reaching consequences of substance abuse. It also emphasizes the intense scrutiny and media attention that can follow those associated with the royal family, even years after a relationship has ended.

Friends of Liuzzo said he had long battled drug addiction and gambling debts, leading to a "very fast lifestyle" that eventually caught up with him. "Paolo had struggled with drugs and gambling issues, and had several run-ins with the law," a source close to Liuzzo revealed.

Liuzzo's death certificate states that he had been working as an art industry consultant and never married. His body was flown back to his native Long Island, New York, where a funeral was held on February 16, 2023.

Princess Beatrice, who is now married to property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and has a daughter, has not publicly commented on Liuzzo's passing. The news of his death came just weeks after Beatrice's mother, Sarah Ferguson, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Key Takeaways

  • Paolo Liuzzo, ex-boyfriend of Princess Beatrice, found dead in Miami hotel.
  • Suspected drug overdose as cause of death, according to Miami police.
  • Liuzzo had a troubled past, including manslaughter and drug-related charges.
  • Liuzzo struggled with drug addiction and gambling issues, leading to his death.
  • Princess Beatrice has not publicly commented on Liuzzo's passing.