The General Command of the Armed Forces mourned the death of veteran journalist Yasser Rizk, an official statement released on Wednesday said.
“The General Command of the Armed Forces announced the death of Yasser Rizk, the Managing Director of Akhbar Al Youm Foundation and one of the Egyptian journalism pioneers,” the statement revealed.
It added: “His career was full of devotion to serving the issues of the homeland.”
Rizk passed away early Wednesday at the age of 57 after a sudden heart attack.
The funeral prayers will be held in Cairo at Al Mosheer Tantawy Mosque on Thursday after the noon’s prayer (Al Dohr), and the funeral will be at the same place on Sunday.
Rizk was one of the most successful journalists. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Akhbar Al-Youm, former editor-in-chief of Al-Akhbar, and former editor-in-chief of Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Earlier this month, he celebrated the release of his new book “The Fifty Years between January of Anger and June of Salvation.”
The book documented his honest living review and his exciting journalism career and followed the sequence of dangers and different beginnings of our beloved country, Egypt. It all started when the Egyptian people revolted against the late President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. This anger removed Mubarak after 30 years of ruling. Therefore, the Republic of July 23 came to its knees.