Art and ExperiencePresident Rouhani and FM Zarif, in separate messages, have expressed their condolences over the passing away of veteran Iranian actor Davoud Rashidi.

Rashidi, a notable veteran artist who had careers in theater, cinema and television, passed away on Friday morning.

President Hassan Rouhani, in his condolatory message, said the creative director and actor of cinema, theater and television played a valuable role in promoting Iranian culture and art and his name will endure forever in history for his outstanding and glorious artworks.

The official further expressed hope that young artists would pay due attention to Rashidi’s artistry and diligence and walk along the path of cultural originality with creativity.

“Hereby, I convey my heartfelt condolences to his family, theater and cinema professionals as well as all those interested in art,” said President Rouhani.

In a separate message, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, while noting that demise of the popular artist Davoud Rashidi caused deep sorrow, offered his condolences over the great loss to the family of the deceased, art community as well as the Iranian nation.

Zarif also asked God to bestow His divine mercy to the venerable artist who committed his lifetime to the real of arts.