TV presenter Azadeh Namdari

Azadeh Namdari died 26 March 2021, at the age of 36.  According to news outlets, her body was discovered 24 hours after her death in her apartment in Saadatabad area in western Tehran. Mehr News Agency quoted an “informed source” as saying that the cause of death was suicide. On 25 July 2017, a video emerged showing Namdari drinking beer without hijab during her vacation in Switzerland. The event drew a backlash on social media as she was an advocate of black chador and compulsory Islamic dress.