• Actress Shahla Riahi attends the Iran Film Media Celebration at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on January 30, 2011.  2020-01-01 18:26

    Actress Shahla Riahi, who was also Iran’s first female filmmaker, dies at 93  

    TEHRAN – Actress Shahla Riahi, who presented herself as Iran’s first female director in 1957 by making “Marjan”, died of Alzheimer’s in Tehran on Tuesday. She was 93.

  • Reciter of Islamic prayers Seyyed Qasem Musavi-Qahar poses after an interview at the MNA office in Tehran on June 6, 2017. (Mehr/Mohammadreza Abbasi) 2019-12-09 18:27

    Islamic prayer reciter Qasem Musavi dies at 71

    TEHRAN – The veteran reciter of Islamic prayers, Seyyed Qasem Musavi-Qahar, who was most famous for reciting the special supplications for before dawns during the holy month of Ramadan, died on Sunday at a Tehran hospital after suffering from laryngeal cancer for several years. He was 71.

  • Voice actor Reza Abdi in an undated photo. 2019-11-15 18:23

    Voice actor Reza Abdi dies at 88

    TEHRAN – Voice actor Reza Abdi, who was mostly famous for playing roles in the popular radio comedy programs “Friday Morning with You” and “Iranian Friday”, died at a Tehran hospital on Thursday. He was at 88.

  • Poet Mazaher Mosaffa in an undated photo. (ISNA/Morteza Farajabadi) 2019-11-01 18:15

    Persian poet Mazaher Mosaffa dies at 87 

    TEHRAN – Persian poet Mazaher Mosaffa, mostly famous for his odes, died of natural causes at his home in Tehran on Thursday. He was 87.

  • Composer Hossein Dehlavi in an undated photo. 2019-10-15 18:05

    “Sabokbal” composer Hossein Dehlavi passes away at 92

    TEHRAN – Celebrated composer Hossein Dehlavi, who was mostly famous for “Sabokbal”, “Bijan and Manijeh” and many other compositions that connect traditional Iranian music with Western classical music, died at his home in Tehran on Tuesday at the age of 92.

  • death 2019-07-28 21:17

    50% of deaths in Iran are premature: health official

    TEHRAN- Some 50 percent of deaths in Iran are premature, said Deputy Health Minister Reza Malekzadeh.

  • Iranian pop singer Behnam Safavi performs at Tehran’s Milad Tower on October 9, 2015. (Honaronline/Farzan Qasemi) 2019-05-13 13:22


    Iranian pop star Behnam Safavi dies of cancer complications at 36

    TEHRAN – Iranian pop star Behnam Safavi died on Monday at the age of 36 after a nearly four-year battle with brain cancer.

  • blood pressure 2019-05-10 20:11

    ‘One third of Iranian adults have hypertension’

    TEHRAN- One third of Iranian adults suffer from hypertension, said Baqer Larijani, the deputy health minister for education. 

  • Monir Farmanfarmaian sitting in a wheelchair visits a permanent exhibition of her artworks that opened at the Negarestan Garden Museum of the University of Tehran on December 15, 2017. (Honaronline/Mo 2019-04-21 18:44

    Iran’s modern art pioneer Monir Farmanfarmaian dies at 97

    TEHRAN – Monir Shahrudi Farmanfarmaian, a modern art pioneer in Iran who was famous for her mirror mosaics and geometric drawings, died from old age at her home in Tehran on Saturday night. She was 97.

  • Hamed Barakati, the head of community, family and schools department in the Ministry of Health 2019-04-18 02:29

    Road accidents, top cause of death among youth: official 

    TEHRAN- Road accidents is the leading cause of death in Iranian youth, accounting for 30% of deaths among them, said the head of community, family and schools health department in the Ministry of Health. 

  • Actor Jamshid Mashayekhi attends the closing ceremony of the 37th Fajr Film Festival at Tehran’s Milad Tower on February 11, 2019. (FFF/Moin Baqeri)  2019-04-03 02:14


    Jamshid Mashayekhi, star of “Kamalolmolk”, dies at 85

    TEHRAN – Jamshid Mashayekhi, one of the “top five actors of Iranian cinema” who starred in such acclaimed movies as “Kamalolmolk” and “Chrysanthemum”, died at Tehran’s Erfan Hospital on Tuesday. He was 85.

  • Iranian artists, literati who left the stage in 1397 2019-03-20 22:18

    Iranian artists, literati who left the stage in 1397

    TEHRAN – Many cineastes and cultural figures passed away during the Iranian calendar year 1397 (March 21, 2018-2019) and left us amidst tears and sorrow. We retain only the happy memories of those individuals who are no longer with us.

  • Lilitte Therian attends an exhibition of her sculptures and artworks by her fellow artists at Maryam Gallery in Tehran on January 6, 2017. (Honaronline/Gata Ziatabari) 2019-03-08 18:50

    Sculptor Lilitte Therian dies at 88 

    TEHRAN – Iranian-Armenian sculptor Lilitte Therian, who is considered as the mother of modern Iranian sculpture, died on Thursday at the age of 88.

  • 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.