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Two of Israel’s best-known comedians have both died.
Comedian Yael Lopatin died at the age of 88 on Thursday, The Times of Israel reported.
Lopatin, who has been a part of the Israeli comedy scene for more than 30 years, died of cancer, the paper said.
His wife and mother of five, Hilda, said she did not know Lopin was planning to continue working after his death.
Lopincin, who was born in a Jewish refugee camp in the 1920s, became a celebrated stand-up comedian and host of TV specials.
His work in Israeli public life, in particular in his show “The Pawns,” earned him a Peabody Award in 2001.
Lopein also received a Tony Award in 2005.
Loping had also made appearances on television, including in the sitcom “Bobby Fischer” and the HBO series “Black Mirror.”
Lopin won a Peacock Award for “The Mockingbird of Belsen,” and he was also a finalist for the National Endowment for the Arts’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.