Israeli actor Yehuda Barkan died Saturday on the age of 75 after a battle with COVID-19, his household mentioned.
Barkan had been hospitalized at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Heart for the previous few weeks.
Barkan was an actor, director and producer, greatest identified for his look in Israeli comedy cult classics from the 1970s reminiscent of Charlie Ve’hetzi and Hagiga B’Snuker, in addition to the 1990s’ Abba Ganuv movies.
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Within the 1980s he turned identified for steering and producing hidden digital camera prank movies.
In 2010 he participated within the widely-praised TV collection Yellow Peppers, a few household elevating an autistic youngster.
Over the previous 20 years Barkan turned non secular, and produced and acted in a number of ultra-Orthodox movies in recent times.
Sending his “deepest condolences” to Barkan’s household, President Reuven Rivlin hailed him on Saturday as “a wellspring of joy, a great, multifaceted actor who was also large of spirit and full of generosity. We will return to the treasures he left Israeli culture again and again, and remember him with much love and with a smile.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Barkan had “great love” for the individuals and the nation and “brought joy to generations of Israelis… He will be greatly missed by us all.”
As of Saturday night time, 2,366 individuals have died of coronavirus in Israel.