Rayya Elias was an American musician, director, and author. Before creating her own band called ‘Rayya’, she has worked with a few bands including Warrior Soul. She formed a band along with members Gerald Collins, Melora Creager, Kory Clarke, and Petr Jay. Moreover, she has directed short films like ‘Anonymous’ and ‘The Lunchroom’.
Furthermore, she popularly recognized for being the partner of the famous personality, Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert is an American journalist, author, biographer, and memoirist. She is best known for her 2006 memoir ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ that sold more than 12 million copies and translated into over 30 languages. Let us scroll below together to discover details on her.
Caption: Rayya and Elizabeth
Rayya Elias: Bio, Family, Career
She was born in the year 1960 in Aleppo, Syria, and not discussed much information on her birthdate. Further, she had not provided information on her parents but she revealed that they moved to Warren, Michigan in 1968. There is no information on her siblings. Regarding her education, after completing schooling, she joined community college. After graduation, she became interested in fashion and music and shifted to New York in 1983 to polish her career.
Following that, she started to work in a music band as well as emerging as a writer for an East Coast Art Director in Heidi’s hair company. She first recorded music with Tommy Robertson, following that, she worked with a couple of bands including Warrior Soul. Moreover, she has performed at various clubs like CBGB, Night Birds, and Pyramids.
Rayya Elias: Personal Life & Partner
Speaking of her private life, she has kept most of the details of her personal life away from the media. However, she has been in the headlines for her romantic relationship with popular author Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth was previously married twice as well as divorced twice. In addition, she has also involved in drugs sometime before her death. Later, she also took rehab to come out of drug addiction with difficulty and keep her focus on her career.
At the age of 57, she died in the year 2018 on the 4th of January. she passed away after she diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. She was confirmed with the disease in the year 2016 when she came out as a couple with Elizabeth Gilbert.
Caption: Rayya Elias and her partner Elizabeth Gilbert.
Source: The Guardian
Rayya Elias: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
She surely had made a good amount of money from her musical career. She had also worked as an art director. Further, she reported becoming homeless following her addiction to drugs and went to jail too. However, she later completely focused on her career and began to earn a profitable amount. Therefore, she had a net worth of nearly $100 thousand at the time of her demise.
There are unverified accounts on different social media platforms under her name. On Instagram, she has an account @rayyaelias with more than 4.1k followers. She has a Twitter account @Rayyaelias with over 1.1k followers.
Rayya Elias: Body Measurements
The late musician had an average-looking body structure with a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters. Her body weighed around 65 kg with unknown body measurements. She had brown eyes color as well as hair color.