Iran’s leading documentarian Manouchehr Tayyab has died at the age of 83, a few weeks after losing his close friend Khosrow Sinai.
Manouchehr Tayyab, who was a cancer patient, died in a hospital in Austria’s capital, Vienna, on early Tuesday.
The acting director of the Iranian Academy of the Arts, Alireza Esmaeili, expressed his sorrow on the passing of Tayyab.
In a condolence letter, Esmaeili stressed that Tayyab’s documentaries, which reflected the Iranian culture, would remain a significant reference for all generations.
The chief of the Iranian Organization of Cinema and Audiovisual Affairs also offered condolences to Tayyab’s fans, family, and cineastes over his demise.
Tayyab has made some 100 documentaries on Iran’s cultural and historical heritage.
Last year, he was honored at the 13th Cinema Verite, Iran’s major documentary film festival.
His death came just weeks after he lost his close friend, Iranian director Khosrow Sinai, who died from the COVID-19 on August 1.