On Thursday morning at the age of 88 years died a famous Israeli actor and film Jacob (Yankel) Ben Sira. At night, the actor had a heart attack. Medics ambulance «Magen David Adom» brought ya’akov Ben Sira in the hospital, «Ichilov», where after a long period of intensive care procedures, doctors were forced to verify his death.
Jacob Ben Sira was born in Belgium in 1927. During the Second world war hiding from the Nazis, and in 1945 immigrated to Eretz Yisrael. He made his debut on the silver screen in 1963.
He played in such famous films as «Salah Shabaty», «Arbinka,» «Casablan» and many others.
Jacob Ben Sira was married to actress Adina Ben Sira. The funeral of Jacob Ben Sira will be held February 4 at 12:30 in the cemetery of Kiryat Shaul in tel Aviv.