Harry Morton Wiki
Restaurant and nightclub entrepreneur Harry Morton, who owned the Pink Taco eateries and the famed Viper Room nightclub, has died at age 38. He was found unresponsive by his younger brother, Matthew, in his Beverly Hills home on Saturday afternoon.
Harry Morton Age
He was 38 years old.
Harry Morton Family
Morton came from a family restaurant. His grandfather, Arnie Morton, co-founded the Morton’s Steakhouse chain. His father, Peter Morton, was the founder of the Hard Rock Cafe chain, and Harry worked for him for several years.
Harry Morton Life & Career
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.
Harry Morton founded Pink Taco in 1999 when he was 18 years old. He also bought The Viper Room, where Joaquin Phoenix’s brother, River Phoenix, died of a drug overdose in 1993, in 2008. In a 2013 review of the infamous place after his reinvention, Variety Whitney Friedlander wrote that “Morton and his team are finding ways to prove that the club is still a central music destination in Los Angeles while adding some elegant and modern touches. ”
Harry Morton Cause Of Death
No cause of death has been determined. An autopsy will be performed to determine what happened, but authorities said foul play is not suspected.
In 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.’