Actor Mosko Alkalai, 77, died of respiratory failure Tuesday. Alkalai was hospitalized and underwent surgery in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center several weeks ago, but was unable to recover.
Winner of the Israeli Film Academy's 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards, Alkalai graced the stage and silver screen in a career spanning 21 years, appearing in dozens of theater plays and motion pictures.
He also took part in various public activities and was the chairman of the Israeli Union of Performing Arts a member of the Israeli Arts Council and a member of the Israeli Film Academy.
A role model. Alkalai (Archive photo: Alex Kolomoysky)
Menashe Samira, CEO of Second Authority for Television and Radio, mourned his mentor: "We mourn the passing of a dear friend and partner, a gifted actor who pushed to anchor original creations in Israeli television.
"He was a role model to a way someone in the public eye should carry themselves… he will be sorely missed. I can only hope the magnificent legacy he helped create will not only live ob but will grow stronger.
Mosko Alkalai's casket will be station at Habima National Theatre in Tel Aviv at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, to allow members of the public who wish to pay their respects to do so. He will be laid to rest at 3 pm at the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.