Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday Jan 8 2017 after a heart attack - playithub.com
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Iran's ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in the country's politics since the 1980s, has died at the age of 82.
Mr Rafsanjani, president from 1989 to 1997, suffered a heart attack.
He played a pivotal role in the 1979 revolution but later in life became a counterpoint to hardline conservatives.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei hailed a "companion of struggle" despite their differences, saying that the loss was "difficult and overwhelming".
"The different opinions and interpretations at time in this long period could never entirely break up the friendship" between us, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
There will be three days of national mourning and a funeral in Tehran is due on Tuesday, which has been declared a public holiday.
Mr Rafsanjani was admitted to the Shohadaa Hospital in Tehran on Sunday, where doctors tried unsuccessfully for an hour to save him, media said.
A TV broadcaster broke into programmes to bring the news, saying Mr Rafsanjani "after a life full of restless efforts in the path of Islam and revolution, had departed for lofty heaven".
We are not Moslem and long life go Zoroastrian nation and believes
This peace of shit did nothin than sold half of Iran and bought the towers and 407 in Canada
Would love to have seen his ugly face when he realized there were no 72
virgins waiting for him in that special hot place he now resides.
Finally after years ,one of criminal &corrupt &liar Mullahs
ruling Iran is passing away, Iranian Mullahs don't believe in anything
,Mullahs embezzled millions of dollars and they own milliards of dollars
in cash in foreign country like America and UK and Canada and other
countries. Die in Hell you Bastard !