The King emphasized the beloved actor’s morality and patriotism, and prayed for his family.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI has sent a message of condolences to the family of late Moroccan actor Abdeljabbar Louzir, who succumbed to illness on Wednesday in Marrakech at the age of 92.
In a message to the artist’s family, and by extension the artistic community, the King expressed his “sincere feelings of compassion” for their loss.
Abdeljabbar Louzir was “of one of the pioneers of constructive comedy who was able, thanks to his cheerful and authentic style and his spontaneous performance which marked his various performances on theatre and television, to win the love and respect of people during over five decades,” the monarch said, according to Morocco’s state media.
The statement emphasized Louzir’s morality and patriotism, asking God to reward the artist for his “commendable services” to the nation and grant his family “patience and comfort.”
The Marrakech-born actor rose to fame for his beloved roles in several sitcoms, theatre productions, and movies.
Abdeljabbar Louzir made his theatre debut in 1948 with the Atlas Troupe for Popular Theatre. His sense of humor, however, propelled him to the status of a national icon. One of his most well-known works is the sitcom Dar Lwarata, or the “heirs’ house.”
Morocco suffered a similar loss in August with the death of actress and former minister of culture Touria Jabrane.
King Mohammed VI sent her family a message of condolences, saying her death “is not only a loss for her small family, but also for the Moroccan artistic family, which has lost an outstanding artist and actress known for her abundant, active, and serious contribution to the development of theatre and cinema in Morocco.”
The King also commended her morality and patriotism.