Sacha Baron Cohen in Israel for Grandmother's Funeral

Actor's grandmother, lived in Bat Yam, was buried in the Kiryat Shaul cemetery.

Sacha Baron Cohen.
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Comic moviemaker Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly used to send flowers every week to his maternal grandmother, Liselle Weiser, who lived in Bat Yam. He came to Israel on Friday for the funeral of his grandmother, who died at age 99, Walla! reports.

The funeral took place at the Kiryat Shaul cemetery, where Cohen, who is quite tall, stood out in dark sunglasses and a gray hat.

Cohen is well-known for his Israeli connection. In his most famous movie, "Borat," he spiced up his dialogue with Hebrew. As a member of the socialist Zionist youth movement Habonim-Dror in Britain, he volunteered at Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra and Kibbutz Beit Ha'emek.