[size=11]Publication date: 24.12.2021 | 08:53 GMT |
Last update: 24.12.2021 | 10:28 GMT |Arab world news[/size]
During the year 2021, the Arab world lost dozens of personalities, including political, artistic and literary ones, due to infection with the Corona virus, or after a struggle with illness, or suddenly. Who are the most prominent of these characters?
The year 2021 began with the death of Lebanese musician Elias Rahbani on January 4. He is the younger brother of the late two brothers Assi and Mansour Rahbani, who formed with Mrs. Fairouz the "golden age" of Lebanese art in music, singing, theater and television.
On January 30, Saudi Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who held several military positions, including Deputy Commander of the Air Force in the Kingdom, died at the age of 73 from a health problem.
On January 31, the Lebanese parliament member, Michel Al-Murr, died at the age of 89 due to health complications as a result of being infected with the Corona virus, knowing that he had been suffering from an incurable disease for a long time.
On February 4, the Lebanese writer and political activist Luqman Selim was killed with five shots, four in the head and one in the back, in a murder whose circumstances and motives are still unknown.
On February 5, the able Egyptian artist Ezzat Al-Alayli died at the age of 86.
On February 14, the Palestinian writer and poet Mourid Barghouti passed away in the Jordanian capital, Amman, at the age of 77.
On March 4, Kamal Amer, the head of the Defense and National Security Committee in the Egyptian House of Representatives, who took over the Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance Department and as its deputy, passed away until 1997, after which he held several civilian jobs.
On March 21, the Egyptian writer, Nawal El-Saadawi, died at the age of 90, after a struggle with illness. She is an Egyptian physician, writer and novelist, defending human rights in general and women's rights in particular, and is considered one of the most important Egyptian writers.
On April 19, the Syrian writer and dissident, Michel Kilo, 81, died in a French hospital after contracting the Corona virus.
On May 20, the Egyptian artist Samir Ghanem died, at the age of 84, in a major hospital in Cairo, as a result of being infected with the Corona virus.
On June 1, the Tunisian academic, historian and thinker Hisham Djait, died at the age of 86, after a struggle with illness. He is considered the founding father of early Islam studies at the Tunisian University, and was the first elected president of the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts in 2012.
On July 9, Jehan El-Sadat, the wife of the late Egyptian President Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat, passed away after a short struggle with illness.
On August 7, the Egyptian actress, Dalal Abdel Aziz, 61, died, more than 3 months after she was infected with the Corona virus.
On August 25, the former Prime Minister of Yemen and the country's first foreign minister, Mohsen Ahmed Al-Aini, passed away at the age of 90.
On September 1, the Algerian artist and theater actor Omar Kunduz passed away, at the age of 70, as a result of complications from being infected with the Corona virus.
On September 4, the head of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council in Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, passed away.
On September 11, Palestinian writer and director Nasri Hajjaj died on Saturday at his home in the Austrian capital Vienna at the age of 70 after a struggle with illness. He was born in Ain El-Hilweh camp (Lebanon) in 1951 to a refugee father from the village of Naameh and a Lebanese mother. Hajjaj joined the ranks of the Palestinian revolution and then completed his studies in Britain, only to be expelled from it later.
On September 17, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika died at the age of 84, of which he spent 20 years in power before he resigned on April 2, 2019 after months of widespread protests over his fifth term as president.
On September 22, the former Algerian president, Abdelkader Bensalah, who took power temporarily for only 90 days, died after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at the age of 80.
On October 21, Lebanese actor Pierre Jamjian passed away at the age of 72.
On October 28, the 84-year-old Jordanian actor, Jamil Awad, died after a struggle with illness, and he was known to be associated with the Palestinian cause through the works he performed in cinema, theater and television.
On November 2, the great Syrian artist, Sabah Fakhri, passed away at the age of 88, and he is one of the most important centers of Arab oriental music. He sang in Caracas, Venezuela, for 10 hours without interruption in 1968.
On November 10, Farouk Ahmed Al-Qasrawi, who held several positions including the former foreign minister, political advisor and director of the office of King Abdullah bin Al Hussein, was announced in Jordan.
On the same day, the Egyptian artist, Jabha Serry, one of the pioneers of the contemporary plastic movement, died at the age of 96.
On November 17, the artist and captain of Syrian artists, Zuhair Ramadan, died after suffering from illness, at the age of 61.
On November 21, the able Egyptian artist, Soheir Al-Babli, 84, passed away after a struggle with illness. She retired from art in 1997, before returning in 2006 and presenting the series "Qalb Habiba".
On November 25, Samah Idris, the writer, translator, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Lebanese magazine "Al-Adab", passed away, a few months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Idris was known for his positions in support of the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance and his defense of it in the face of the "printers" of Arab countries and regimes.
On December 18, Jordanian artist and director Ghassan Al-Mashini passed away at the age of 70, after suffering a heart attack.