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Julia 12-19-2002 02:28 AM

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One person we have not discussed very much has been....ta-dah! Stefano Casiraghi. According to some people Stefano and Caroline's marriage was on the rocks at the time of his death. He was allegedly in trouble with the mafia as well. But, in spite of all of this he seems to have been Caroline's one, true love. She seems comfortable and relaxed with Ernst, but she looked really in love with Casiraghi and no wonder! He wasn't too hard on the eyes, either! ;)

-Julia

Young Stefano Casiraghi...

Stefano as a little boy...

Stefano and Caroline...

He had a totally romantic sounding name...very cool...Stefano Casiraghi....I agree, Galisteo!! ;)

Glad to see you back!!

-Julia

Yennie 09-01-2003 12:18 PM

omg, Stefano and Andrea is almost identical! or is that photo of "Young Stefano Casiraghi... " really Andrea?

Becky 09-01-2003 01:04 PM

WOW is right - Andreas is a little clone of his late father!!!

sandee 09-01-2003 05:25 PM

WOW! stefano casiraghi was such a good lookin' guy! Its a shame he died so soon...i think him and caroline made a beautiful couple together :flower:

Julia 09-02-2003 02:28 PM

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More photos of Stefano and Caroline...

A formal portrait of Stefano, Pierre, Andrea, Charlotte and Caroline.

a photo would be nice, eh?

The Casiraghis

a handsome couple...

Caroline and Stefano....

An incredibly sweet image...

moosey60 09-02-2003 10:40 PM

Wow, Andrea looks a lot like his father. It is very sad that Caroline lost her one, true love, and that the kids lost their father at such tender ages. I hope Caroline is as happy with Ernst as she was with Stefano. :cry:

luuuu 09-08-2003 10:13 AM

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Originally posted by Julia@Dec 19th, 2002 - 1:28 am
One person we have not discussed very much has been....ta-dah! Stefano Casiraghi. According to some people Stefano and Caroline's marriage was on the rocks at the time of his death. He was allegedly in trouble with the mafia as well. But, in spite of all of this he seems to have been Caroline's one, true love. She seems comfortable and relaxed with Ernst, but she looked really in love with Casiraghi and no wonder! He wasn't too hard on the eyes, either! ;)

-Julia

He wasn't too hard on the eyes?!!! I think he was gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Does anyone know where I can find more pics of him? Julia? ;)

Julia 09-08-2003 11:03 AM

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The handsome Stefano (for luuuu) :)

Stefano

the very handsome Stefano

luuuu 09-09-2003 07:49 AM

Thanks for this gorgeous things, Julia! :)

Julia 09-09-2003 01:42 PM

You are most welcome! :) He was a gorgeous man, wasn't he?

authoriseduser 09-13-2003 03:38 PM

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Originally posted by galisteo@Dec 19th, 2002 - 11:44 pm
What was his trouble with the mafia?  :shock:  I think I read on some board that maybe Rainer didn't care for him, but I only read that once, so it may all just be rumor.
Supposedly he was involved with the italian mafia in business deals. Stephano Casiraghi is said to have shamelessly used his wife's family name in business deals. When he died, he supposedly was part owner in THREE THOUSAND apartments in and around Monaco. After he died, and was buried in Monaco, one night "persons of unknown origin" dug up his grave, and stood his casket up vertically. This is a classic mafia act, and is a message to his surviving family (the Grimaldis). Supposedly the mafia were not pleased with the way his will/estate was being distributed, and wanted the return of shares registered in his name, but actually owned by the mafia.

I suppose it's not surprising if Prince Rainer didn't take too warmly to him.

I haven't read anywhere where it was said that he was a legitimate businessman. I don't know if he was a playboy, but he must have been something of a dilettante given the sport that he was competing in (and which killed him), motorised catamaran racing. It's not really a competitive sport in that there are very very few competitors (the boats are enormously expensive, and they can't be used for anything other than racing). I think he might have picked the sport because there are few competitors, yet offered some glamour. As I recall, he was driving it too fast, he hit a wave wrong, the boat went airborne, flipped over (the boat was travelling upside down in the air at that point), and, at that speed, when the boat hits the water, the water is like concrete, and it more or less decapitated him. I don't think his head came off, but death would have been instant with his neck snapping, i.e. he didn't suffer. Probably never felt a thing. It was over in an instant.

P.S.--Anybody know if there is a site/thread for Philippe Junot? He is currently trying to peddle hedge funds in Paris from what I hear. Also, he wrote some book called "Chatter" back in the late 1980's (1988 if memory serves), where he dished some dirt. It may have only been in Italian. Anybody know anything about the book? Or about a Philippe Junot website/forum? Thanks in advance for any replies.

Julia 09-13-2003 04:29 PM

Thank you for the information. I, also, read about Stefano's coffin being moved upright in the middle of the night. Quite a way to make a point, eh?

I wish I could tell you that I knew of a Junot website but I don't. As far as his book is concerned, I would check the following site: ABEBooks. This is a great used and rare books dealer online. I did a search for Junot and didn't find anything. Having said that this doesn't mean that there isn't something there on him.

Lena 09-13-2003 04:48 PM

When you say 3000 apartments...I wonder how much was his heritage (at least an approximation), and who are/were the heirs (only Caroline, Caroline and the children, just his children, siblings of Stephano)? When Andrea became 18, has he got some of the money then?

authoriseduser 09-13-2003 05:03 PM

Actually, it's not me saying it, it's the Vanity Fair article. And it says that he had a HALF share in all 3,000 apartments, but that it was "widely rumoured" that he was backed by the mafia. It is also in that article where it talks about the gravestone being dug up and the casket stood upright.

It may be that none of it was his heritage, and none of it went to his heirs. From what the article says, it is strongly implies that his ownership of such a large amount of real estate was because he was acting as a nominee for mafia money (at such an early age, usually men don't inherit until their father dies, and Casiraghi's father was still alive). If this was true, then the upturned casket would have been taken very seriously, and I would guess that ownership would have been turned over to some new nominee name of the italian underworld, not given to Stephano's heirs. The Grimaldi's couldn't have stomached the risk of gunmen coming after one of their children, particularly if they knew the gunmen had a legitimate reason for wanting the ownership of the properties back. If Casiraghi was fronting for the mafia, the properties were not his, never were his.

Bubbette 09-16-2003 08:15 PM

More photogenic than handsome, I think. That picture of them in pink is beautiful!

Josefine 09-19-2003 06:36 AM

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moby 09-29-2003 10:28 AM

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heartbreaking!

andrea look-alike!!! B)

if stefano were alive today, there'd been more beautiful casiraghi babies... :(

really cute photo... :heart:

billabong 09-29-2003 12:24 PM

where can i find pictures of his funeral?? again the world lost one of the handsom man :heart:

luuuu 09-30-2003 01:56 PM

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Originally posted by billabong@Sep 29th, 2003 - 11:24 am
where can i find pictures of his funeral?? again the world lost one of the handsom man  :heart:
funeral from www.worldroots.com

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco45.jpg
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco58.jpg
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco61.jpg

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...emonaco355.jpg
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...casiraghi4.jpg (stephano parents)


http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...nemonaco60.jpg

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...emonaco359.jpg

wlb825 09-30-2003 03:15 PM

I had never seen this pictures before they are so touching...... I mean no matter what people things she look so much inlove and happy with him.... than her new husband... what a tragety .... I'm such a cry baby so I better stop :huh:
But they pictures are great thanks for sharing


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