, Tareq Salahi’s
father and “The Real Housewives of D.C.”
cast member Michaele Salahi’s
father-in-law has passed away according to a statement from the family and released to the media by MichaeleandTareqSalahi.com.
“In recent days, we have come together as a family in honor of Dirgham Salahi,” the statement reads. “Whom we loved his long life, and now we grieve at his loss.”
Dirgham, an Israeli immigrant, was in his mid-80s and founded The Oasis Winery in Virginia in 1977. In recent years, he and his wife, Corrine, have been reportedly feuding
with Tareq over the future of the winery, one of Virginia’s oldest.
]]>“We appreciate that members of our family are the subject of some media interest for various reasons,” continues the statement. “But we really need to mourn in private, as grief should never be a spectacle, rather it must be a sacred meditation, and we hope you’ll understand why we will not have the media at any of the rituals celebrating this wonderful man, including any services or receptions that may occur in private in the future.”
It continues, “We are sure many of you understand our wishes as you’ve known and loved those you have lost – and would not want intrusions or distractions yourself at such a time.”
Our condolences to the Salahi family.