Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered his condolences on the passing away of Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Quds Force Brigadier General Seyyed Mohammad Hejazi.
According to Tasnim news agency, in a message released on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei said he was deeply saddened to hear the news of the demise of the “glorious general”.
The Leader also said a brief description of character of Brigadier General Hejazi includes a life full of efforts, a dynamic thought, a heart filled with true faith, motivation and steely determination, and a force serving Islam and the Revolution.
“He (Brigadier General Hejazi) has served in major and influential posts in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and has been source of proud and successful in all of them,” the Leader added.
Describing the loss of the late commander as a source of grief and sorrow, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed condolences to the wife, children, family members, friends and colleagues of Brigadier General Hejazi.
The senior commander passed away at age 65 on Sunday. The IRGC announced in a statement that he has died of heart conditions.
IRGC Spokesperson, General Ramezan Sharif, said that the main cause of martyrdom of Brigadier General Hejazi was the health problem he was suffering for years after being exposed to chemicals during the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.