Summary: Iranian American engineer who had been among a group of 52 American hostages held captive by Iranian militants at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis despite that he was not part of the diplomatic corps at the time, but who was released about two weeks after President Ronald Reagan's inauguration ceremony in 1981 and was barred from leaving the country.
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: March 12, 1935
Died: July 13, 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California