1236 GMT December 09, 2022
Tarokh died in Tehran at the age of 69 after suffering a cardiac arrest, IRNA reported.
The highly-revered actor was admitted to the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Several Iranian officials and cultural figures sent messages to condole the death of the great actor.
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Peyman Jebeli, Director of Cinema Organization of Iran Mohammad Khazaei are among the top officials who expressed their condolences over the loss of the actor.
Tarokh has a stellar record of professional role-playing in the theater and the motion picture industry for around 50 years.
Tarokh, who was born in Shiraz in August 1953, received a degree of acting from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Tehran in 1979, and a master of arts in cultural management in 1984. He began acting in 1973 and for almost half a century starred in a diverse range of plays, movies and television shows.
In 1994, Tarokh opened his acting school, the Open Workshop of Acting, and trained countless future actors and actresses. His graduates have so far won many awards. In 2000, he also connected his school to other international acting schools.
One of his most memorable roles was ‘Ibn Sina’ (Avicenna), a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, philosophers, and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. The eponymous TV series was broadcast in Iran in 1985, when Tarokh was 32.