Pink Taco founder and Lindsay Lohan’s ex Harry Morton has been found dead in his Beverly Hills home aged just 38,TMZreports.
The business owner, and son of Hard Rock Café co founder Peter Morton, 72, is said to have been found unresponsive by a relative on Saturday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. Foul play is not said to be suspected and an autopsy is pending.
Harry founded the popular restaurant chain Pink Taco when he was just 18 – years-old. His grandfather, Arnie, co-founded Morton’s Steakhouse in 1978.
His restaurant attracted celebrity customers, including comedian Russell Brand and actor Johnny Depp.
Morton dated actress Lohan in 2006. He had since been linked to Demi Moore, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Reports also linked him to Jennifer Aniston and Hayden Panettiere, according to TMZ.
Pink Taco founder Harry Morton has been found dead in his Beverly Hills home aged just 38. He is pictured with his dad Peter Morton in 2012
Morton dated actress Lohan in the 2000 s. He had since been linked to Demi Moore, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. He is pictured with Lohan in 2006
The business owner, and son of Hard Rock Café co founder Peter Morton, is said to have been found unresponsive by a relative on Saturday. He is pictured with singer Fergie in 2004
Following his death Lindsay’s mom Dina is said to have posted an image of her daughter with Harry to Instagram, writing: ‘RIP Harry God has an angel, we love you! Prayers to the family. ‘
Morton worked at his father’s Hard Rock Cafe before branching out on his own. He started business school at NYU.
He also bought the Viper Room nightclub in 2008, previously partly owned by Johnny Depp. River Phoenix died there of a drug overdose in 1993.
Reports suggest he no longer owns the bar but he appears to have also invested in celebrity favorite and vaudeville themed club Beacher’s Madhouse.
And Harry also owned Elvis Presley’s former Beverly Hills estate. He bought that for nearly $ 26 million in March of this year.
His dad had owned the home, too, selling it after two years in 2014.
It is not thought the younger Morton died in that residence but another of his homes in the area.
Harry founded the popular restaurant chain Pink Taco when he was just 18 -years-old
Harry also owned Elvis Presley’s former Beverly Hills estate, pictured. It is not thought Morton died in that residence
Harry’s half-sister, the model Domino Harvey, died in 2005 of a drug overdose.
He is survived by both of his parents, Peter Morton and Paulene Stone.
Images online show Harry was recently named Reserve Detective of the Year by the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.
In a state police said Morton ‘dedicates hundreds of hours a year in support of our station’s Detective Bureau’.
They said he has been ‘responsible for assisting our detectives with countless cases, the recovery of stolen property, searching / reviewing video, reviewing social media, and many other tasks that have resulted in solving crimes’.
Police added: ‘He has been a tremendous asset to our station and community.’
Harry Morton and Paris Hilton pictured left. Morton also bought the Viper Room nightclub in 2008. River Phoenix died there of a drug overdose in 1993
Harry Morton and Lindsay Lohan during The 63 rd International Venice Film Festival
The first Pink Taco opened in 1999 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Nevada and was followed by other locations in Arizona and California.
In 2014 profile of his day Morton toldThe LA Times: ‘When you’re at a casino we have you for two to three days, and in a restaurant it’s more like two hours.
‘ To me it’s not about Michelin stars, it’s about giving people what they want. ‘
Of being in the restaurant business he said:’ It would have been different if my family owned like Holiday Inns in Cleveland and I probably wouldn’t have gotten as much into it. ‘
Harry Morton pictured with his dad Peter, center, and Tommy Lee, left, in 2005. Harry’s half-sister, the model Domino Harvey, right, died in 2005 of a drug overdose
Cash Warren, Jessica Alba and Harry Morton pictured in 2005. Harry’s business ventures were popular among celebrities after the first Pink Taco opened in 1999
Harry Morton is pictured with Jamie-Lynn Sigler in February 2008