Notable People who died in 2024

By Bo Beard | May 24, 2024

Ebrahim Raisi

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Ebrahim Raisi - May 19. An Iranian statesman who held the presidency of Iran from 2021 until his passing in 2024, Raisi's career began as a prosecutor in Tehran at the age of 25. 

Staunchly conservative

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He ascended within the judiciary, eventually holding positions as the Prosecutor General and Chief Justice of Iran. Recognized for his staunchly conservative and ultraconservative political stances, Raisi secured the presidency in 2021 amid a backdrop of low voter turnout, making him the second most influential figure in Iran after Khamenei.