Firouz Naderi death: Iranian American scientist died at 77 after neck surgery

_Firouz Naderi death Iranian American scientist died at 77 after neck surgery

The world has lost a great human being, a wonderful NASA Scientist. (Image credit: Facebook)

Firouz Naderi, a well-known Iranian scientist who spent 36 years working for NASA in a range of technical and management capacities and led the Mars Exploration Programme, has passed away at the age of 77, according to recent news reports on the internet.

He dedicated his life to science and humanity and loved his people and country. His admirers and lovers are curious as to what was his cause of death.

So, this is what we know regarding Firouz Naderi cause of death. Scroll down to learn more about Firouz Naderi’s personal and professional life.

Firouz Naderi’s death: What happened to him?

Frouz Naderi, a well-known Iranian American scientist who held several technical and management posts at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and made a significant contribution to the creation of the country’s robotic space missions, passed away on 9 June 2023. 

He passed away as a result of health issues brought on by the crippling fall he experienced two weeks ago. His neck down was paralyzed.

Dr. Firouz Michael Naderi passed away today at the age of 77 after combating a devastating neck injury. Check out the official announcement of Firouz Naderi’s passing that was posted on his social media profiles.

With deep sadness, this post announces the passing of Dr. Firouz Naderi on Fri 6/9. In his last hours, Firouz was surrounded by love and admiration, as he was throughout his life. Information about memorial services celebrating his remarkable life will be shared as appropriate.

Firouz Naderi cause of death

The passing of Dr. Firouz Naderi, who oversaw NASA’s Mars Exploration Programme and the successful landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, has startled and devastated the Iranian people worldwide. He persisted in his efforts to give Iran access to the open internet.

About Dr. Naderi’s Neck Injury

Dr. Naderi underwent a life-altering incident in 2023 that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He sustained a fall in conjunction with a cardiac episode.

He thus sustained a severe neck injury that included spinal cord damage. Surgery was needed to treat the resulting paralysis, and partial recovery was expected to take place within four to five months.

Dr. Naderi’s final post

Dr. Naderi was paralyzed from the neck down after an accident on 24th May 2023, which he explained in his Facebook account.

I had a sudden low heartbeat that made me pass out and strike my head against the wall causing one of the vertebrae in my neck to protrude into the nerve canal causing total paralysis below my neck. Surgery was done on the neck on Monday.

A difficult and long rehab of 4 to 5 months is ahead of me which is only possible with support from friends and the love of my family. I will be off the Net for a few months.

Will be back to you when I get better. The occasional post will be through my family. I post this note because some unsubstantiated rumors are going around.

Thank you for your good wishes and prayers. Please forgive me if I don’t answer your inquiries and your calls and do not benefit from your visit. I hope you understand under the current circumstances.

Social media is flooded with condolences following the loss of Dr. Firouz Naderi.

Iranian Americans were devastated to hear about the passing away of Firouz Naderi ( 1946-2023) a brilliant scientist whose life and work serve as an inspiration to the Iranian-American community.

Kaveh Madani Director of the UNUniversity tweeted,

You were enthusiastically searching for life out of this planet without forgetting the fellow citizens of Earth who deserve to live a better life. Thank you for your service to science and humanity.

Nazanin Boniadi Human rights advocate tweeted,

Devastated to hear of the passing of Dr. Firouz Naderi, one of the brightest minds of the Iranian diaspora and a staunch defender of freedom for the Iranian people. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. This is a truly tragic loss for our community and beyond. 

Alireza Akhondi Member of the Swedish parliament tweeted,

I was reached by the heartbreaking news that Firouz Naderi has left us in haste. I had the privilege of meeting him in Los Angeles in January, and I was struck by his passion and drive for freedom. My deepest condolences to his loved ones. Rest in peace, dear Firouz.

Medico Topics sends its deepest thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones during this trying time. We pay tribute to his legacy and his lasting influence.  Please leave a tribute or share your memories with Firouz Naderi in the comment field below to honor his death.


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