Virginia Furstenberg: Fashion designer princess, 48, whose uncle was one of world’s richest men plunges to her death from five-star hotel balcony
MERANO, ITALY: An Italian fashion designer who was the niece of one of the world's richest men tragically lost her life after falling from a balcony of a five-star hotel. Virginia von Furstenberg, 48, was found dead on the first-floor terrace of the Palace Hotel, one of the most expensive five-star hotels in the town of Merano, in northern Italy.
Police recovered her body on Wednesday, May 10, and they believe that the mother of five fell from some of the upper floors. No apparent foul play is said to be involved in her death, the authorities have said.
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Who was Virginia von Furstenberg?
Virginia von Furstenberg was a famous fashion designer and was also a member of the House of Furstenberg. She was also the niece of Italy's richest-ever man Gianni Agnelli, who was once in control of 4.4 percent of Italy's total GDP. Tassilo von Furstenberg, her grandfather was a prince of a noble house from southern Germany and her grandmother was Clara Agnelli, sister of Gianni Agnelli.
The Agnelli family is also known as the Italian Kennedys, due to their notable status and influence in Italian society. Virginia was married three times and had five children. In 1992, she married Hungarian baron Alexandre Csillaghi de Pacser with whom she shared two children, Miklos Tassilo Csillaghi and Ginevra Csillaghi. Clara Bacco Dondi Dall'Orologio, her third daughter was born in 2002, from her relationship with Giovanni Bacco Dondi Dall'Orologio. She had Otto Leone Maria and Santiago with Paco Polenghi and ended her marriage to Janusz Gawronski after three years in 2020, as per Mirror.
Virginia von Furstenberg previously made headlines
Virginia previously made headlines after she disappeared from her home in February last year, as per source outlet. A missing report was filed by her concerned family members who told the police that she left the house without any notice. However, she returned to her house a few days later with no one knowing what happened to her.
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Police have arrested Andersen's boyfriend Tyler Griffen, 24, who was acting erratically in the hotel lobby when cops arrived. Griffen has been slapped with charges of assault, reckless endangerment, and acting in a manner injurious to a child, as he is accused of injuring the pair's 8-month-old child.