Dilovan Idris Barzani, brother of the Kurdistan Region's Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, died suddenly on Monday from a heart attack.
Born in 1966 in Barzan area, he was the twin brother of Nechirvan Barzani. He passed away in Erbil after suffering from a heart attack at the age of 51.
He held no official position but was considered a prominent social figure, taking part in events across the Kurdistan Region as a representative for the Kurdish Prime Minister.
In a statement released early Monday afternoon, former President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani expressed his condolences to Dilovan's family, describing the loss of his nephew as "painful."
A funeral and mourning period of three days, beginning Tuesday, will be held in the town of Pirmam in Erbil.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a phone call to Nechirvan Barzani expressed his condolences.
Editing by Nadia Riva
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