Much-loved Kuwait actor Abdulrida dies in London


Much-loved Kuwait actor Abdulrida dies in London

Kuwait - He had reportedly fell into a coma after years of health struggles.


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Published: Sat 12 Aug 2017, 11:07 AM

Last updated: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 1:22 AM

Kuwaiti actor, playwright and comedian Abdulhussain Abdulrida has died at the age of 78 after a career spanning decades that made him a household name across the Gulf.
State news agency Kuna said Abdulrida, who had heart surgery in 2015, died of natural causes on Friday in London where he had been in an intensive care unit for two days. The seventh of 14 children, Abdulrida was born and raised in Kuwait and rose to stardom through his satirical television and theatre work, largely critical of Arab and global politics.
Throughout a career launched in the 1960s and which stretched to May 2017, Abdulrida tackled issues including mass Arab emigration and the plight of stateless people in the region.
Abdulrida also penned, and sang, the tune “Mister Bush” in the early 1990s, dedicated to former US president George Bush after the Gulf War triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

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