ERBIL — Yezidi Spiritual Leader Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail died on Thursday at the age of 87.
Baba Sheikh was hospitalized in Erbil after experiencing health complications, officials said.
He was considered a major figure among the religious minority who was respected by all.
The father of ten children suffered from an illness related to kidneys and he was admitted to a hospital in Duhok a few days earlier before he was moved to a hospital in Erbil, his brother told BasNews.
He had been taken into the intensive care unit where he later died.