He died earlier today after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness that is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership.
Mohammad Mirmohammadi died at a Tehran hospital of the virus, before his death, he was a member of the council that
advises Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as settles disputes between the supreme leader and parliament.
His death comes as other top officials have contracted the virus in Iran, which has the highest death toll in the world after China, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Iran has reported 978 confirmed cases of the new virus with 54 deaths from the illness it causes, called COVID-19.
There are now 89,248 cases of Coronavirus worldwide with 3058 deaths recorded.