The Ministry of Information said Omran al-Zoubi, Deputy Chairman of the National Progressive Front and former Information Minister, died early on Friday morning.
Born in Damascus in 1959, Zoubi spent the first decades of his life studying and working in law before entering the political world.
Prior to becoming Information Minister, Zoubi was a lawyer and an author of several books, studies and political, legal and media research.
He was appointed by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as Information Minister in 2012.
Following his term as Information Minister, Zoubi was appointed Deputy Chairman of the National Progressive Front, a post he held until his death.