CANNES, France -- Vivian Bakhtiar, daughter of murdered former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar, died after suffering a heart attack Thursday, hospital officials said.
Married with two children, the 49-year-old French national was reported to have suffered numerous health problems in recent months.
Her father, the last premier to be appointed by the Shah of Iran, was murdered by unknown attackers in his Paris home August 6.
In another development, Iran Saturday denied reports that Tehran had asked France to extradite Bakhtiar before his assassination.
'Reports published in certain French newspapers are in continuation of biased rumors and accusations attributed to Iran in recent days,' an Iranian Embassy spokesman in Paris was quoted as saying by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency.
IRNA, monitored in Cairo, said certain Paris newspapers trying to link Iran to Bakhtiar's assassination reported Tehran had demanded his extradition.
The Iranian Embassy spokesman said a French foreign ministry spokesman also denied the reports of an extradition request.
French authorities have said theyare trying to arrest three suspected Iranians believed to be responsible for the killing of Bakhtiar.