Legendary Iranian journalist Hossein Hesari Dead at 71.

By United World Wrestling Press

Legendary Iranian wrestling journalist Hossein Hesari passed away last night in California. He was 71.

Mr. Hesari was born in 1944 in Tehran and was a well-respected Iranian sports journalist with more than 45 years covering large events around the world. Suffering from a long illness, Mr. Hesari immigrated to the United States in 2008 for treatment. 

Mr Hesari was a life long advocate for the sport of wrestling and despite being in a wheelchair attended the 2014 FS World Cup in Los Angeles where he watched the Iranian team take the team title.