• 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.

  • Iranian artist Mohammad-Ebrahim Jafari in an undated photo (Honaronline/Bahareh Asadi) 2018-04-08 18:15


    Painter and poet Mohammad-Ebrahim Jafari dies at 78

    TEHRAN – Iranian modernist painter and poet Mohammad-Ebrahim Jafari died at a Tehran hospital on Saturday night.

  • Dubber Bahram Zand in an undated photo 2018-04-07 17:55

    Dubber Bahram Zand dies at 69

    TEHRAN – Top Iranian dubber Bahram Zand, who was most famous for his works on the TV series “Navarro” and “The Water Margin”, died of cancer at a Tehran hospital on Saturday. He was 69.

  • Iranian scholar Dariush Shayegan dies at 83  2018-03-23 18:53

    Iranian scholar Dariush Shayegan dies at 83 

    TEHRAN – Renowned Iranian scholar Dariush Shayegan, who was mostly known for his literary, historical and philosophical works such as “Land of Mirage” and “Cultural Schizophrenia”, passed away at Tehran’s Firuzgar Hospital on Thursday at the age of 83.

  • Director Homayun Shahnavaz in an undated photo 2018-03-07 17:56

    “Braves of Tangestan” director Homayun Shahnavaz dies at 80

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Homayun Shahnavaz who was mostly renowned for “Braves of Tangestan”, a popular TV series on the armed uprising of people in southern Iran against the British forces during World War I, died at Tehran’s Motahhari Hospital on Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a fire at his home. He was 80.

  • The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei greets war veteran Ali Khoshlafz (R) at his home in Tehran on January 15, 2016. Writer Hamid Hesam (L) and a number of unidentified p 2017-12-23 18:43

    “When the Moonlight Was Missing” narrator Ali Khoshlafz passes away 

    TEHRAN – War veteran Ali Khoshlafz, the narrator of “When the Moonlight Was Missing” whom the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, called “a living martyr”, has passed away from the chemical injuries he suffered during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

  • Nader Golchin attends a ceremony organized by the Rade No-Andish Cultural Institute at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on April 27, 2017 to commemorate the veteran Iranian vocalist. (Radiopari/Rojia Hushang) 2017-09-23 17:51

    By Mohsen Mohammadi

    Veteran vocalist Nader Golchin dies at 81 

    TEHRAN – Veteran Iranian vocalist Nader Golchin died at 81 after a long battle with lung cancer at Tehran’s Gandhi Hospital on Friday.

  • مرحوم ایرج باباحاجی - خبرنگار ورزشی 2017-08-26 00:51

    Iranian sports journalist Babahaji dies at 47

    Iranian sports journalist Iraj Babahaji passed away at the age of 47 on Thursday.

  • Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami 2017-05-29 18:29

    Kiarostami died of massive brain hemorrhage caused by overdose of heparin: Iran 

    TEHRAN – The Iran Medical Council (IMC) announced on Monday that Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami died of a massive bleeding in outermost layer of the meninges caused by an overdose of heparin.

  •  Firuz Zonuzi-Jalali 2017-04-25 18:25

    Iranian author Firuz Zonuzi-Jalali dies at 66

    TEHRAN – Iranian author Firuz Zonuzi-Jalali died at a Tehran hospital on Tuesday at 66 after battling lung cancer for about two years.

  • Aref Lorestani 2017-04-15 18:48

    Actor Aref Lorestani dies at 46

    TEHRAN – Actor Aref Lorestani, who was mostly known for the roles he played in most of the comedy series that Mehran Modiri directed over the past two decades, died of heart failure on Saturday. He was 46.

  • Afshin Yadollahi 2017-03-30 14:11

    By Mohsen Mohammadi

    Wife of poet Afshin Yadollahi dies from car-crash injuries

    TEHRAN – Shabnam Rahmatian, the wife of poet Afshin Yadollahi, died on Thursday from injuries sustained in the car crash that resulted in the death of the poet earlier on March 15.

  • Ali Moallem 2017-03-13 19:09

    Film producer Ali Moallem dies at 54

    TEHRAN – Film producer Ali Moallem who was also the founder the Hafez Awards, Iran’s first and only private awards in film industry, died of a heart attack on Monday.

  • Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei 2017-03-08 19:31

    Leader offers condolences over death of poet Ahmad Azizi

    TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered his condolences over the death of poet Ahmad Azizi.

  • Puran Farrokhzad 2016-12-30 18:37

    Writer Puran Farrokhzad dies at 84

    TEHRAN – Puran Farrokhzad, the author of “Woman from Writing to History”, an encyclopedia of world’s most influential women in the cultural field, died of heart failure at Tehran’s Iranmehr Hospital on Thursday, some Persian media announced. She was 84.

  • Donya Fannizadeh 2016-12-28 18:42

    Donya Fannizadeh, puppeteer of Iran’s most popular puppet Kolah-Qermezi, dies at 49

    TEHRAN – Puppeteer Donya Fannizadeh who was mostly known for manipulating Kolah-Qermezi, Iran’s most popular puppet character that features a playful boy, died on Wednesday at 49 after about ten years battling sarcoma.