Iraqi music stars who deceased at age 80

Here are 2 famous musicians from Iraq died at 80:

Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (April 21, 1933 Mosul-March 21, 2014 Kiel) was an Iraqi clergy.

He was the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, serving from 1980 until his death in 2014. The Syriac Orthodox Church is an Oriental Orthodox church that originated in the Eastern Mediterranean region and has ancient roots tracing back to the early Christian Church. Zakka Iwas was known for his efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding between different religious communities. He also worked to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Syriac people, who are an ethnic group indigenous to the Middle East. During his tenure as Patriarch, he oversaw the construction of dozens of churches and monasteries around the world and was highly respected by the Syriac Orthodox community both in his home country of Iraq and abroad.

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Fouad al-Tikerly

Fouad al-Tikerly (August 22, 1927 Iraq-February 11, 2008) was an Iraqi writer.

Al-Tikerly was a prolific writer, authoring more than 30 books throughout his career. He was known for his contributions to the Arabic literary scene, particularly for his works of fiction and non-fiction, which often explored the complexities of Iraqi society and its politics. In addition to his writing, al-Tikerly was also involved in politics, serving as a member of the Iraqi National Assembly in the 1960s. He was also a vocal critic of Saddam Hussein's regime and spent time in exile during the dictator's reign. Despite facing censorship and persecution, al-Tikerly continued to write and speak out against oppression and injustice until his death.

He died as a result of pancreatic cancer.

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