“My father was suffering from cancer and was receiving treatments for three years,” his son, Sam, told the Persian media.

“We were expecting him to get better, however, he went into a coma on Saturday and was hospitalized since then,” he said.

The type of cancer was not mentioned in Sam’s words. 

According to Sam, his father will be buried today in the Artists Section of Tehran’s Behesht Zahra cemetery. 

“Sharareh”, “Winter Dreams”, “Moon in the Jungle,” “Purple Clouds” and “My Mother Gisoo” were among Shayeqi’s noteworthy credits.

Last year, Shayeghi and actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya were planning to make a documentary about the Iranian House of Cinema under the title “Where Is Friend’s Home”. However, the project was never carried out due to his illness.

Source: Tehran Times