Live broadcast from the Chamber Theater (photo: Yotam Ronan)
The coffin of the beloved theater and film actor Haim Topol was placed this morning (Friday) in the Chamber Theater, where a funeral ceremony will be held for him.
The public was invited to pass by his coffin, and immediately after, at the end of the ceremony, Topol will be laid to rest in the cemetery in the Schiller Group.
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 Shabbati 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 says goodbye to Chaim Topol
Haim Topol, one of the greatest Israeli actors ("Fiddler on the Roof", "Saleh Shabbati") died at the age of 87 "
The world knew how to say 'Topol' even more than Israel knew how to say it"
Topol's coffin in the Chamber Theater, this morning (Photo: Reuven Castro)
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.