One of Lindsay Lohan’s former boyfriends, who was also the son of the Hard Rock Café founder, and a successful businessman in his own right, is dead at the age of 38. Sources tell The Blast, Harry Morton was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon at his residence in Beverly Hills after he was found unresponsive.
Harry, who is the son of Peter Morton and the grandson of Arnie Morton, who founded Morton’s Steakhouse, was transported to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to determine a cause of death.
Who Was Harry Morton?
Besides his famous family, Harry Morton was best known for being the CEO and founder of Pink Taco, a trendy Hollywood eatery specializing in Mexican food. He had grown the business to multiple locations across California, Nevada and Arizona. The name made headlines over the years for causing controversy in some cities, and Harry talked about how they came up with Pink Taco in a 2012 interview with Haute Living:
“If I could go back, I would change the name. It started off as a funny idea.; it was a joke at the time. But now we pride ourselves on our ability to evolve, and the food speaks for itself. We’re not trying to be a one-trick pony or a funny-named restaurant. The name isn’t even provocative anymore, it’s almost cliché. If we kept trying to play that hand it would be boring. The name is what it is. But at least it’s catchy and internationally known.”
He Was a Volunteer Sheriff’s Deputy
Morton was also active in law enforcement and was honored last year as Reserve Detective of the Year at the Reserve Forces Recognition Dinner.
According to a FB post by the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station:
“Deputies Ferraro and Morton dedicate hundreds of hours a year in support of our station’s Detective Bureau. They have 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. They have been a tremendous asset to our station and community. Please join me in congratulating Harry and Chuck, as well as, all of our Reserve Deputies for all they do for us.”
Along with successful business ventures, Harry was known for dating many A-list celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan for several months in 2006, and Demi Moore in 2013 after her split from Ashton Kutcher.
He had also been linked to dates and rendezvous with stars like Britney Spears and Jennifer Aniston. Brandi Glanville also reportedly cheated on Eddie Cibrian, during their marriage, with Harry during a wild tryst in Las Vegas.
After news of his death broke, Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina Lohan, went on Instagram and posted a tribute to the late business tycoon.
“RIP Harry God has an angel. Prayers to the family,” Dina wrote alongside a few photos of him and Lindsay together.