An Israeli and international star.
Haim Topol (Photo: Niv Aharonson)
Haim Topol, one of Israel's greatest actors, winner of the Israel Prize and winner of the Golden Globe, is in his last hours.
The actor's son, Omar Topol, says to Walla!
Tarbut: "I personally did not believe that he would make it through the night, but he is a strong man. He is here with us, at home, surrounded by the whole family, all the grandchildren here have gathered from everywhere and are sitting around. He is not sedated and ventilated, but he is not conscious for several days, and slowly it is getting closer and closer. He is cared for, surrounded, loved, embraced."
The 87-year-old Topol was a huge success in Israel and around the world, and is remembered, among other things, for his roles as Saleh Shabti and Tobiah the Milkman in the play and movie "Fiddler on the Roof".
He received the Israel Award for Lifetime Achievement - a special contribution to society and the country, was nominated for the Academy Award and the Tony Award and won two Golden Globe Awards.
In addition, he was active as a writer, painter, voice actor, singer and producer.
Israel's cinema grants.
Topol (Photo: Shlomi Gabai)
In early June 2022, it became known that Topol suffers from Alzheimer's.
His son Omar told Yediot Ahronoth in an interview that when he was awarded the Israel Prize in 2015, Alzheimer's was in its early stages, and they didn't feel it yet.
But in the past year, due to his medical condition, he could no longer come to receive the Knesset Speaker's Award he won for his life's work - the Jordan River Village intended for children suffering from incurable diseases.