Nov 16, 2014, 9:08 PM
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Culture minister condoles with nation on demise of pop singer

Tehran, Nov 16, IRNA – In a note appearing on his Facebook page on Sunday, Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati condoled with the Iranian nation on untimely death of their young, popular pop singer, Morteza Pasha’ie.

“I hereby condole with the entire elites, artists and fans of the popular singer of the Iranian nation Morteza Pasha’ie, and especially with his revered family members on his heart breaking demise and pray to Almighty Allah for the salvation of his soul and for granting patience and peace of mind to those who love him,” reads the culture minister’s note.

Iranian pop singer Pasha’ie died on Friday morning at the age of 30 in a Tehran hospital where he was cared for, suffering from acute stomach cancer.

The procession of his coffin began on Sunday afternoon in front of Tehran’s Vahdat Concert Hall towards the city’s Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery amid a laege crowd of his fans, some of whom were singing a number of his more famous songs.

AT the time of burial though, due to the dense population of Pasha’ie’s fans the burial process was delayed for a couple of hours till the police forces at the cemetery managed to somehow disperse the crowd.

It was earlier announced that the burial had been delayed to a later time as it was not possible due to the density of the mourners’ crowd.