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Who was Kasia Gallanio?
Kasia Gallanio, the third wife of billionaire Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani, 73, was found dead at her Marbella home.
The ex-wife of a Qatari Prince has been found dead after a drug overdose.
He was 45 years old at the time of his death and had been going through a bitter custody battle with his ex, the uncle of the current Emir of Qatar.
Ms Gallanio’s death comes after she claimed Qatar’s former oil and finance minister had inappropriately touched a minor.
He strongly denies the accusation.
Spanish police discovered the body of Ms. Gallanio in a bed on Sunday morning.
The courts heard that Al Thani accused his ex-wife of being an “alcoholic”, while she in turn accused him of abuse.
In a recent interview, Ms. Gallanio said, “The little girl is not allowed to talk to me, which makes me very sad because she receives a lot of material things from her father, so it’s almost like manipulation and blackmail.”
He led a lavish lifestyle and attended Sofia Vergara’s wedding to Joe Manganiello in 2015.
According to El País, she was found after her youngest daughter, who lives in Paris, told police that she had not been able to communicate with her mother for days.
The Spanish newspaper said the doorman allowed several officers to enter the apartment complex in Marbella around 8 a.m. Sunday.
And Le Parisien reports that a Paris court had dismissed her custody claims just a few days ago, on May 19.
The case was postponed pending a psychological evaluation after Ms. Gallanio was hospitalized with a “collapse,” it is alleged.
The former couple shared 17-year-old twins who initially lived with Al Thani before they decided to move with her mother to Marbella.
She had alleged that her ex decided to “cut them off” as “punishment”.
His third daughter, 15, lives with Qatari royalty in Paris, where he was exiled following a 1995 coup.
They have been in an ugly legal battle for 15 years over custody of their children.
“It’s like a part of my body is missing.”
Speaking to Olive Press, a Spanish-language newspaper in English, a close friend of Ms Gallanio described her as a “good person”.
Cause of death
Kasia Gallanio, the third wife of billionaire Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani, 73, was found dead at her Marbella home due to drug overdose.
An autopsy will be performed to establish Gallanio’s cause of death, with initial indications suggesting he died of a drug overdose, police say.