Bassem Hamad al-Dawiri

 

 

Age: 34

 

Summary: Iraqi sculptor and artist who had co-founded a Baghdad artist association called the "Survivors' Group" after the destruction of the Saddam Hussein statue that was toppled and replaced following the ouster of the Iraqi leader during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, who had erected a number of statues throughout Baghdad despite the violence and also created a memorial statue dedicated to 18 Iraqi children killed in a suicide car blast in 2005, but the statue was destroyed by explosives only months after its creations.

 

 

Cause of Death: Car accident

 

Born: 1973

 

Died: September 19, 2007

 

Location: Kut, Iraq