Art and Experience: Poet and songwriter Afshin Yadollahi died in a car crash in the early hours of Wednesday. He was 48.

The songwriter accompanied by his wife and brother-in-law was driving his car back home from Hashtgerd, a town near Tehran, late at night when a truck crashed into his car. His wife and her brother were are badly injured in the incident.

Yadollahi, who was also a psychiatrist, began his professional activity with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in 1997. His very first songs were performed by singers Khashayar Etemadi and Shadmehr Aqili.

Theme songs from the TV series “The Tenth Night” and “Zero Degree Orbit”, both directed by Hassan Fathi, were composed by Yadollahi. Vocalist Alireza Qorbani sang the theme songs.