As 2019 comes to an end, we pay tribute to the Moroccans who left us this year, after shaping the Moroccan fields of politics, literature, arts, business, and sports.
1- Badreddine Senoussi, died on December 5 aged 86.
Former minister and ambassador, and founder of Hassan Senoussi foundation for social works, and the Dar Al Amane center for women and children.
2- Tayeb Bencheikh, died on May 20 aged 81.
Former health minister and founding member of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) party.
3- Abdellah Kadiri, died on September 24 aged 83.
Former minister of tourism, colonel at the Royal Armed Forces, and founding member of the National Democratic Party (PND).
4- Armand Guigui, died on December 1 aged 86.
President of the Jewish community in Fez, Oujda, and Sefrou.
5- Miloudi Hamdouchi, died on August 30 aged 70.
Novelist specialized in detective stories, former police detective, and professor of penal law and criminology.
6- Mustapha Iznasni, died on November 18 aged 80.
Journalist and human rights activist, and founding member of the Moroccan Organization for Human Rights (OMDH).
7- Lotfi Akalay, died on December 18 aged 76.
Writer and journalist, known for his humorous writing style.
8- Mustapha Alaoui, died on December 28 aged 83.
Director of “Al Ousboue Assahafi” weekly newspaper, best known for his column “The Lost Truth.”
9- Mohcine Akhrif, died on April 21 aged 40.
Writer and poet, and president of the Writers Alliance of Northern Morocco.
10- Abdellah Amrani, died on May 14 aged 78.
Actor, famous for his roles in the movies “The Bitter Orange,” and “The Moroccan Symphony.”
11- Abdelaziz Boualil, known as Aziz Maouhoub, died on March 3 aged 81.
Actor, decorated by King Mohammed VI in 2015.
12- Mahjoub Raji, died on April 18 aged 79.
Actor, known for his role in the television series “From House to House” and the movie “Ali, Rabiaa, and the Others.”
13- Hassan Megri, died on July 14 aged 77.
Singer, songwriter, and member of the band “The Brothers Megri.”
14- Amina Rachid, died on August 26 aged 83.
Actress, known for her roles in the movies “Looking for My Wife’s Husband” and “A Woman’s Destiny.”
15- Mohamed Khaddi, died on September 2 aged 72.
Actor, playwright, and director.
16- Mohamed Louz, died on October 23 aged 60.
Musician and founder of the music band “Louz.”
17- Ahmed Saari, died on September 22 aged 75.
Actor and theater professor.
18- Moulay Messaoud Agouzzal, died on October 6 aged 89.
Businessman and civil resistant, known for working on logistics during the Green March.
19- Abdelkrim Zaidani, known as Krimou, died on February 15 aged 88.
Former player at the Kawkab Marrakech football club, and winner of the Moroccan championship in 1958 and three Throne Cups in a row between 1963 and 1965.
20- Abdellah El Amrani, known as Bakha, died on April 14 aged 75.
Former player at the FAR football club and the Atlas Lions in the 1960s and 1970s.