Yossi Graber, Prolific Israeli Actor, Dies at 82

Graber appeared in more than 200 plays and films over his 60-year career.

Yair Ashkenazi
Yair Ashkenazi
Yossi Graber
Yossi GraberCredit: Gerard Alon
Yair Ashkenazi
Yair Ashkenazi

Yossi Graber, the renowned Israeli actor, died Friday at Assaf Harofeh Hospital, Tzrifin, at the age of 82.

Graber appeared in hundreds of plays and movies over the course of his 60-year career. He won many awards including the 2012 Theater Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1998 Moshe Halevi Prize and the 1992 Rosenblum Prize from the Tel Aviv municipality, the "David's Harp" award, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation award the 2002 Actor of the Year award.

Gerber was brought to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv on Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He was brought to Assaf Harofeh after initial treatment failed, where he underwent a cerebral angiography to remove a blood clot. He was then transferred to a general intensive care unit, where his condition deteriorated.

He is survived by his partner for over 30 years, actor Rafi Weinstock. A memorial service will be held at Tel Aviv's Cameri Theater on Sunday.

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