The Israeli president’s office has announced the death of actor Chaim Topol, best remembered for his role on stage and screen as Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof.
Fiddler On The Roof star Chaim Topol dead at 87
Israeli actor Chaim Topol, best known for his role as Tevye in the 1971 classic musical Fiddler On The Roof, has died aged 87 in Israel, a statement from the president’s office has announced.
The Israeli president on Thursday described Topol as a “gifted actor who conquered many stages in Israel and overseas, filled the cinema screens with his presence and especially entered deep into our hearts.”
Topol received a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Film Comic or Musical for his role as the lead, Tevye, in Fiddler On The Roof and was nominated for an Oscar that same year, according to data from the Haifa University.
The Oscar-nominated actor was reportedly diagnosed with dementia last year.