Rayya Elias (born in 1960 – died January 4, 2018) was an American Musician, Writer, Director, and Author from Warren, Michigan. She was famous for being the partner of Elizabeth Gilbert (American author, essayist, biographer, novelist, and memoirist). Furthermore, the 57-year-old writer started her career by joining the “Post Punk Scene” (Detroit club).
Later, she started a band with Kory Clarke named “Warrior Soul“. Moreover, Elias published her first book titled “HarleyLoco” as an author.
The book was published by Viking in the USA and Bloomsbury in the UK and the Commonwealth. In addition, the writer also released six songs with Morrison (her band member) for the book.
On January 4, 2018, Rayya Elias died due to pancreatic and liver cancer. Recently, Elias’ partner Elizabeth Gilbert shared a touching tribute on Elias’ 1st death anniversary. Furthermore, the author said “eat, pray, and love” on her Instagram account.
Rayya and Gilbert came out as a couple and confirmed about their relationship in 2016. The same year, Elias was diagnosed with cancer. Elizabeth also wrote a post on Facebook that she divorced her husband José Nunes. The author and her partner also engaged each other in a private ceremony in June 2017.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
Elizabeth Gilbert’s fiancee was born in 1960 in Aleppo, Syria. At present, Rayya Elias’ age was 57 years old. Her father and mother moved to Warren, Michigan in 1968 with Rayya.
Furthermore, she attended community college and became interested in fashion and music. Elias later shifted to New York in 1983. She started working in a music band. Moreover, the writer also worked as an East Coast Art Director for Heidi’s hair company.
|Real Full Birth Name||Rayya Elias.|
|Profession||Musician, Writer, Director, and Author.|
|In the news for||1. Was the partner of Elizabeth Gilbert (American author, essayist, biographer, novelist, and memoirist).|
2. Recently Elizabeth paid tribute to Rayya on her death anniversary.
|Age (As of 2018)||57 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1960.|
|Date of Death||January 4, 2018.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||1. Aleppo, Syria.|
2. Warren, Michigan, USA.
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Not available.|
|Current Residence||New York City, New York, United States.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5′ 6″.|
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 62 Kg.|
Pounds: 136 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-30-37.|
|Shoe Size (US)||6.5.|
|Tattoo details?||Will Update.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents|| Father: Name not available.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not available.|
|College/ University||Will update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.|
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Travel, Reading, and Music.|
|Favorite Food||French Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||Under Revision (As of 2018).|
|Annual Income & Earnings||Under Review.|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Rayya Elias
- She continued her music career and started recording with Tommy Robertson (Polyrock).
- Rayya and her dear friend & muse Clarke started Ancient Beat.
- Furthermore, they also performed at various clubs like Night Birds, Pyramid, and CBGB.
- Later, the band “Rayya” was formed with Melora Creager (Rasputina), Kory Clarke, Peter Jay, and Gerald Collins.
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- After the success, Rayya Elias became addicted to drugs and also went to jail.
- In fact, she also became homeless and lived in Tent City at Tompkins Square Park.
- However, Elias fought her battle against drug-addiction and resumed her career.
- As a director, Rayya made short films named “The Lunchroom” and “Anonymous”.