Fans Mourn Iranian Pop Star Who Died After Contracting COVID-19
Shahram Kashani was undergoing liver treatment in an Istanbul hospital when he reportedly caught the virus.
Iranian pop singer Shahram Kashani, 47, has died after contracting Coronavirus in Istanbul, Turkey. Kashani, a certified pop sensation since his debut nearly 30 years ago, apparently caught COVID-19 while hospitalized and receiving treatment for liver problems.
The revered artist’s death was confirmed by an Instagram post with a caption that read in part, “It is with sorrowful hearts we announce to fans [that] our beloved Shahramk passed away on Monday morning.”
Born in 1974 in Rome, Italy, Kashani—his first name is sometimes transliterated into English as “Shahrum” and his nickname among fans was “Shahram K”—released his first album, K-One, in 1992.
He came to prominence in part through support from other Iranian celebs like Los Angeles-based singer Leila Forouhar, but his fame among Iranians was long-lasting thanks in part to his on-stage and on-screen charisma.
The Iranian musician’s death was mourned on social media by fans and artists alike.
Shahram Kashani, #Iran-ian singer that gave us so much dance and qer and joy, died at 47 in a hospital in Istanbul.
He suffered from liver disease for years and now passed away after contracting the Coronavirus 🙁 https://t.co/pzuCsIJ7Na
— Arash Azizi 🟣 آرش عزیزی (@arash_tehran) July 29, 2021
Shahram kashani dies this morning due to liver failure at the age of 47.
The Iranian singer was one of the iconic figures in Iranian pop music.
R.I.P legend pic.twitter.com/eAd59lJa3E
— ~Mack’s Mma~ (@KingOfAryans) July 28, 2021
Can’t believe Shahram Kashani has passed away. This is one of my favorite songs to dance to. May his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/FstRyl3z3T
— Shahram🌞🦁≠ 𐎠𐎾𐎹 (@BehdinEran) July 29, 2021
RIP Shahram Kashani – so many memories listening to Shahram in the 90shttps://t.co/Fecg1fp0IF
— Spencer فوشریان (@foosherian) July 28, 2021
The most recent post on Kashani’s Instagram as of July 29th indicated it was a message from his mother. She wrote in part (translated from Persian), “Shahram was a good man, a sensitive man […] with all his vulnerable and fragile emotions…an artist.”