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Large crowds gather to mourn Iranian singer Pashaei

Source: Radio Zamaneh (photos by Mostafa Ghotbi, Islamic Republic News Agency)

Thousands of mourners gathered to bid farewell to the popular Iranian singer Morteza Pashaei, who passed away on Friday following a long battle with cancer. The Fararo website reports that thousands attended the deceased singer's funeral held at Vahdat Hall.

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Mohammad Alizadeh, another Iranian pop singer, performed a number of Pashaei's songs. Many of the late singer's peers also attended the ceremony, including Sina Hejazi, Sirvan Khosravi, Zanyar Khosravi and Behnam Safavi.

President Rohani's executive deputy, Mohammad Shariatmadari, issued a statement with a message of condolence for the singer's family and all Iranians.

A message of condolence from the minister of culture of guidance was also read at the ceremony.

Morteza Pashaei began his singing career in 2010 by uploading his initial work to the internet, which immediately brought him widespread popularity. His albums include Gol-e Bita, Yeki Hast and Esmesh Esgh-e.

The 30-year-old singer had been battling gastrointestinal cancer for over a year.

cartoon by Alireza Pakdel, Etemaad daily


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