• Screenwriter Kashayar Alvand in an undated photo. 2019-03-01 18:29

    Khashayar Alvand, screenwriter of “Paytakht”, dies at 51

    TEHRAN – Screenwriter Khashayar Alvand, whose writings made the happiest moments for Iranian viewers for over 15 years with popular comedy series such as “Noqtechin”, “Barareh Nights” and “Paytakht”, died of a heart attack at his home in Tehran on Thursday. He was 51.

  • Actor Hossein Moheb Ahari in an undated photo. 2019-01-16 19:02

    Hossein Moheb Ahari, actor of “T for Tickle”, dies at 67

    TEHRAN – The prolific stage and screen actor Hossein Moheb Ahari who starred in numerous memorable TV series, movies and plays such as “T for Tickle” and “Off Limits” and “Health Alley”, passed away at a Tehran hospital on Wednesday after a lengthy battle with lymphoma, Persian media announced. He was at 67.

  • Over 1 million children born within 9 months in Iran 2018-12-25 21:29

    Over 1 million children born within 9 months in Iran

    TEHRAN – Based on the data released by the National Organization for Civil Registration of the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 22), a total of 1,046,099 births were recorded in the country, while 276,787 died during the same period.

  • Graphic designer Ahmadreza Dalvand in an undated photo. 2018-12-10 18:36

    Graphic designer Ahmadreza Dalvand dies at 60

    TEHRAN – Iranian graphic designer Ahmadreza Dalvand who learned the basic principles of the art from masters such as Morteza Momayyez and Hannibal Alkhas died of diabetes at his home in Tehran on Monday. He was 60. 

  • Satirist Abolfazl Zarui Nasrabad in an undated photo. 2018-12-02 18:46

    Satirist Abolfazl Zarui, known as modern Zakani, dies at 49

    TEHRAN – Abolfazl Zarui Nasrabad, an Iranian satirist who became known as the modern Obayd Zakani due to the close similarity of his satires to those created by the renowned 14th-century poet, has passed away. He was 49.

  • A poster for “Actors Studio” bearing a picture of actress Ehteram Sadat Habibian. 2018-11-10 18:10

    Momma Etti of “Sweet Agony” dies

    TEHRAN – Actress Ehteram Sadat Habibian who made her debut as Momma Etti in “Sweet Agony”, directed by her son, Alireza Davudnejad, in 1999, died of old age on Saturday.

  • Writer Nasser Irani in an undated photo. 2018-10-26 18:08

    Writer Nasser Irani dies at 81, body donated to science 

    TEHRAN – Nasser Irani, an Iranian writer who was mostly famous for his novel “Long Live Death”, died from a chronic illness on Wednesday in his home in Tehran. His body was donated to the University of Tehran for educational and research purposes based on his last will and testament.

  • Persian language scholar Seyyed Mohammad Dabir-Siaqi in an undated photo. 2018-10-09 18:43

    Persian scholar Mohammad Dabir-Siaqi dead at 99

    TEHRAN – Persian language scholar Seyyed Mohammad Dabir-Siaqi, a colleague of lexicographer Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda who wrote the most comprehensive unabridged Persian dictionary, died at his home in Qazvin on Monday. He was 99.

  • Indonesia 2018-10-03 23:15

    Indonesia earthquake death toll surges

    TEHRAN - The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia has reached 1,347, according to the country's disaster management agency, as rescue teams scramble to search for survivors.

  • Indonesia 2018-10-01 21:00

    Indonesia earthquake: death toll surges, search for survivors continues

    TEHRAN - Less than two months after a massive earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok island, another devastating quake hit the Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Friday.

  • Director Yadollah Samadi in an undated photo. 2018-09-26 17:50

    “Desire to Fly” director Yadollah Samadi dies at 66

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Yadollah Samadi, most famous for his epic TV series “Desire to Fly” on Iranian war hero Abbas Babai, died of heart failure at a Shiraz hospital on Tuesday. He was 66.

  • Voice actor Mehdi Arian-nejad in an undated photo 2018-09-15 18:30

    Voice actor Mehdi Arian-nejad passes away at 79

    TEHRAN – The Iranian voice actor Mehdi Arian-nejad who gave the voice to the Aardvark in “The Ant and the Aardvark” series and many other characters in the world animated movies died of heart failure at his home in Tehran on Friday. He was 79.

  • Iranian voice actor Hossein Erfani in an undated photo 2018-09-12 19:21

    Iranian dubber Hossein Erfani dies at 76

    TEHRAN – Iranian dubber Hossein Erfani who lent his voice to many leading actors of the world cinema such as Humphrey Bogart, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone died of lung cancer at a Tehran hospital on Wednesday. He was 76.

  • Iranologist Ehsan Yarshater in an undated photo 2018-09-03 18:31

    Ehsan Yarshater, founder of Encyclopedia Iranica, dies at 98

    TEHRAN – The U.S.-based Iranian scholar Ehsan Yarshater who spent all his life creating his magnum opus, Encyclopedia Iranica, a complete encyclopedia of Iranian culture and history, passed away on Saturday, a number of his fellow colleagues announced in posts published on social networks.

  • Painter Sadeq Sandoqi in an undated photo 2018-08-24 18:45

    Illustrator Sadeq Sandoqi dies at 72

    TEHRAN – Painter Sadeq Sandoqi who is mostly famous for his illustrations created for Iranian textbooks during the 1980s died at a Tehran hospital on Thursday at the age of 72.

  •  Actor Ezzatollah Entezami in an undated photo 2018-08-17 11:14


    “Master actor” Ezzatollah Entezami dies at 94

    TEHRAN – Ezzatollah Entezami, the veteran actor of stage and screen who was named “master actor” in his memoirs written by Hushang Golmakani, died at Tehran’s Bahonar Hospital on Friday. He was 94.

  • 19% of Iranians aged 15-64 afflicted by hypertension 2018-08-13 09:28

    19% of Iranians aged 15-64 afflicted by hypertension

    TEHRAN — Some 19 percent of Iranians aged 15-64 suffer high blood pressure (hypertension), while out of five individuals in Iran, one is diagnosed with the disease, an official with the Ministry of Health has said.

  • Iranologist Jahangir Dorri in an undated photo 2018-08-04 18:50

    Iranologist Jahangir Dorri dies at 87 

    TEHRAN – The Moscow-based expert on Iranian studies, Jahangir Dorri, died of natural causes at 87 last Wednesday, the Persian media announced on Saturday.

  • Actor Nasser Malakmotiei in an undated photo  2018-05-26 18:14

    Actor Nasser Malakmotiei dies at 88

    TEHRAN – Iranian actor Nasser Malakmotiei who appeared in over 100 movies and TV series, in most of which he played the roles of virile characters, died at Tehran’s Aatieh Hospital on Friday night, he was 88.

  •  IRIB TV host Seyyed Mostafa Musavi in an undated photo 2018-05-25 18:47

    IRIB TV host Mostafa Musavi dies at 57

    TEHRAN – Seyyed Mostafa Musavi, the veteran host who collaborated in many TV programs on Islamic topics at Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, died of heart failure at a Tehran hospital on Thursday. He was 57.

  • Nasser Cheshmazar performs along with the Istgah Orchestra during his concerts “Nostalgia” at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on March 15, 2018. (Honaronline/Majid Niknafs)   2018-05-04 18:34

    “Rain of Love” composer Nasser Cheshmazar dies at 68

    TEHRAN – Nasser Cheshmazar, a prominent Iranian composer who was best known for his memorable album “Rain of Love” and theme music for over 20 movies, died of a heart attack on Friday. He was 68.

  • The Baluch qeichak virtuoso Ali Avaregan performs in an undated photo.  2018-04-28 18:09

    Baluchi musician Ali Avaregan dies at 86

    TEHRAN – The Baluchi qeichak virtuoso Ali Avaregan who was also an expert in making the instrument died at his home on Friday. He had reached the age of 86.