Chaim Topol, the actor greatest identified for enjoying Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” has died, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has introduced. He was 87.
Netanyahu paid tribute to Topol on Thursday and conveyed his condolences, calling him a “multi-faceted artist, with nice charisma and power.”
“Sadly, the fiddler on the roof is not with us. The strings of the fiddle have fallen silent. The story of Haim Topol’s life has been sealed however I’m sure that his contribution to Israeli tradition will stay on for generations,” Netanyahu stated in a press release. “He vastly cherished the land of Israel, and the individuals of Israel cherished him in return.”
Born September 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Topol was identified by his surname all through his profession.
His appearing noticed him win many worldwide movie awards, together with two Golden Globes: Most promising newcomer in 1965 for enjoying within the title position “Sallah Shabati” and greatest actor in a movement image comedy or musical for “Fiddler on the Roof” in 1972.
He was additionally Oscar-nominated for his efficiency of Tevye the milkman in 1971.
Different notable roles he performed have been Dr. Hans Zarkov in “Flash Gordon” (1980) and Milos Columbo alongside Roger Moore’s James Bond in “For Your Eyes Solely” (1981).
Eight years in the past, Netanyahu awarded Topol with the Israel Prize, which is thought to be the nation’s most prestigious and highest type of honor in tradition.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog additionally launched a press release on Twitter Thursday, paying tribute to the late actor.
“From fiddler on the roof to the roof of the world, Haim Topol, who has handed away from us, was one of the vital excellent Israeli stage artists, a gifted actor who conquered many levels in Israel and abroad, crammed the cinema screens together with his presence and above all entered deep into our hearts.”
Based on Herzog and Netanyahu, Topol was additionally concerned in charity work with sick and disabled youngsters.
“Topol was one of many giants of Israeli tradition and he can be vastly missed,” Herzog tweeted.
Topol is survived by his spouse, Galia Topol, and their three youngsters.
CNN has contacted his representatives.
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