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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Austrian Princess, married to Indian-origin chef, passes away at 31

Her tragic death was published in an obituary in the Houston Chronicle, in which her son Maxim was described as the 'apple of her eye, which was evident from several pictures she had shared of him on Facebook.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2020 2:52:27 pm
Princess Maria (fourth from left) and Indian origin chef Roop Singh (next to her) had met in Texas. (Source: Maria Singh Facebook)

A princess from Austria, who was married to Indian-origin chef Rishi Roop Singh, passed away at the age of 31 after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in Houston, Texas, reported Fox News. She is survived by her husband and a two-year-old son.

Six days before her 32nd birthday, Princess Maria Galitizine passed away due to a fatal cardiac aneurysm – a rupture of the heart’s blood vessel – on May 4. An interior designer by profession, Maria had met Roop Singh while working in Houston. She is the daughter of Princess Maria-Anna and Prince Piotr Galitzine. Four days after her death, she was laid to rest at the Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.

Her tragic death was published in an obituary in The Houston Chronicle, in which her son Maxim was described as the ‘apple of her eye’.

As per the obituary, Maria is survived by her three sisters Xenia Galitzine de Matta, Tatiana Galitzine Sierra and Princess Alexandra, and her brothers, Princes Dmitri and Ioann respectively.

The obituary in The Houston Chronicle read: “Our Maria passed away in the Houston morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, from a sudden cardiac aneurysm.”

Princess Maria’s father, Prince Piotr Galitzine is a Russian aristocrat, her mother, Maria Anna is the daughter of the Archduke Rudolf of Austria.

Born in 1988 in Luxembourg, Maria had shifted to Russia when she was 5-years-old. After her graduation, the European royal shifted to Belgium to attend the College of Art and Design, as per Fox News.

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