Famous Saudi journalist dies in Makkah

Famous Saudi journalist dies in Makkah
Updated 21 December 2015

Famous Saudi journalist dies in Makkah

Famous Saudi journalist dies in Makkah

MAKKAH: Saudis woke up to sadness to learn of the death of beloved writer Omar Al-Midwahi, announced by his son Abdul Muhsin.
Al-Midwahi received a bachelor’s degree in media from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, and has worked in Iqra’ and Al-Majallah, and as correspondent at Al-Muslimun.
He was promoted to be the head of Al-Sharq Al-Awsat office in Jeddah, then as an assistant to the editor-in-chief of Al-Watan newspaper before he worked as a feature writer at Makkah newspaper until he died.
The deceased devoted a large part of his professional life as a feature writer with his smooth language and eloquent style. His audience enjoyed reading his legacy of rich and thrilling stories.
He was always known for his defense of the Two Holy Mosques and his vigorous attention for the heritage of Makkah and Madinah, criticizing any official that neglects these two cities. Thousands of his Twitter followers witnessed how he would follow each problem until he found a solution.
Jamil Al-Theyabi, editor of Okaz newspaper, mourned the deceased with a tweet in which he said, “With all grief and sorrow, I received the news of the death of the skilled journalist and friend Omar Al-Midwahi, may God rest his soul in peace and inspire us with patience.”
Writer Amjad Al-Mneef said that he was shocked and saddened at Al-Midwahi’s death. “Journalism has lost one of the artists in writing
feature stories.”
Journalist Omar Sayrafi said that Makkah is saddened at the loss of a man “who loved every bit of its soil. Abu Mohsen, may you be placed in heaven, God willing.”
Large crowds prayed the noon prayer on Al-Midwahi’s body and he was buried in Al-Muallah cemetery. Mourners are being received at the family house starting Sunday.