Novelist, playwright, and former Syrian minister of culture and
Ambassador, Dr. Riad Ismat passed away in Evanston Hospital Wednesday May13, 2020 of complications due to Covid 19. As Nick Patricca from Chicago Network for Justice and Peace pointed out, Riad was 72 year old, still in the prime of his most distinguished and productive life.
It's indeed a great loss! My deep condolences to his family and friends.