The Syrian writer and comedian Jad Turjman died in an accident in Bavaria. This was reported by the Austrian Residenz Verlag on Sunday. The ORF in Salzburg initially got the information from the personal environment of the 32-year-old. Turjman had an accident while mountaineering. According to information from the police, he lost his way on Friday evening in Berchtesgadener Land and fell down a rock face. A friend informed the mountain rescuers. He was found dead and recovered on Saturday night.
The author has lived in Salzburg since 2015 and has Austrian citizenship. Many of the author’s companions expressed their dismay on Facebook. According to a spokeswoman for Residenz Verlag, Turjman’s parents and siblings live in Syria. He was not married and has no children.
“I’m stunned,” said publishing director Claudia Romeder in an email from Residenz-Verlag. “Jad Turjman has overcome so many obstacles in life and he really impressed me with his way of overcoming problems. His humor and warmth towards people were engaging. Jad’s way of writing and bringing up subjects was unique. His death is a great loss.”