Art and Experience: Actor Aref Lorestani, who was mostly known for the roles he played in most of the comedy series that Mehran Modiri directed over the past two decades, died of heart failure on Saturday. He was 46.

His death was announced by screenwriter Amir-Mehdi Juleh who collaborated with Modiri in most of the TV series, the Persian service of ISNA reported.

Lorestani was introduced by Modiri in his “Miscellanea 77” in 1998. However, his skills evolved out of the portrayal of the corrupt police Baladolmolk in “Bitter Coffee”, the first episodes of which were released in September 2010.

He also played roles in “The Marriage Supper” and “Equation”, both directed by Ebrahim Vahidzadeh, and “Selection” by Turaj Mansuri and “Mani and Neda” by Parviz Sabri.