Samir Naqqash

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: author and playwright who emigrated from his native Iraq to Israel and continued to write his works almost exclusively in Arabic (most were never translated into Hebrew or English), thus remaining almost unknown in Israel while receiving wide acclaim in the Arab world and the Iraq exile community.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: 1938

 

Died: July 6, 2004

 

Location: Petah Tikvah, Israel