Feb 24, 2013
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Syrian actor Yasin Baqqoush was martyred on Sunday evening after a mortar round fired by terrorists struck his car in front of his home in Yarmouk camp in Damascus. He was 75 years old.
The martyr's brother Muwaffaq told SANA that Yasin will be laid to rest on Monday afternoon in al-Taghalbeh cemetery in al-Salhiye area in Damascus.
Yasin Baqqoush was born in Damascus in 1938. He was best known for his performances in comedy series with actor Dureid Lahham and the late actor Nihad Qal'ei, and he was considered one of the founders of Syrian comedy.
He also starred in many movies and historical series, in addition to a long career in comedy theater.
He left behind a wife and 11 children.