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Actor Sirak Tadesse dies

September 19, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Addis bid sad farewell to its one of its prominent artists, Sirak Tadesse who died at the age of 63.
Friends and family attended his funeral at Weybela Maryam church yesterday.One friend described him as a wonderful actor and a very nice man.
A veteran of stage and screen, Sirak has come a long way from a small village, Wegel Tena in Wadla Delanta region of Wollo to becoming one of the longest serving actors at the national scene. He resumed his career in the army’s musical troupe, Midir Tor in the 1960′s and has appeared in a succession of stage productions, as well as films and television programs. He is best remembered for the big roles in Alula aba Nega, Ha Hu Be sidist Wor, Ya Zawntoch kebeb, Merzama Tila and Amtatatew Beketema.
His work during the period earned him good reception from critics, and his popularity with the theater audience’s grew dramatically.Even after formal retirement, he was made to work five years more at The National Theatre.
Sirak is also credited for writing song lyrics for famous singers like Tilahun Gessese, Mahamoud Ahmed, Tamrat Mola and Melkamu Tebedge.He died at his home, with his wife at his side. He is survived by two daughters and three sons.

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  1. Wondu
    September 19, 2008 at 5:16 pm | #1

    I was saddened by the news.RIP.
    But I was more saddened by what ETV did last night showing Alemu Gebreabe’s picture while talking about Sirak’s death.These are the journalists that we have.Whah a shamful thing.

  2. September 20, 2008 at 12:26 pm | #2

    I can illustrate my contentions with a number of positions you have expressed taken from your blog articles. Here is the bottom line Do we really need A southern’ ‘

  3. September 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm | #3

    I’ve been Sirak’s biggest fan. Sad to hear he died. LeBetesebu Metsinanatin yistachew. Regarding your post on Surafel Gashaw, i hardly knew him although he was a good friend of my uncle’s. Who went around the house for days talking about how indeed all flesh was grass. He died over a ti’inita, i believe. Or was that Kiros Hailemicheal? His Iago troubles, however, have so inspired my young heart that i even wrote a short story on it. God knows where that piece of paper went. It seems all the good ones are dying off on us like flies. First it was “Yemedreku Warka” (Wogayehu Negatu), then Engidazer, then the Laureate himself. Alazaar Samuel’n keAyyn yawtah belulign. He’s the only remaining one of the good ole timers who I don’t see around much these days.

  4. October 2, 2008 at 6:14 pm | #4

    mr tanzania

  5. October 2, 2008 at 6:29 pm | #5

    mr.tanzania
    you are mixing subject on subject.
    who ask about southern staff
    the writter expects comment on the actor not on southern political condition
    if you feel that way arm your self and go to the battle field not just rubbing yout ass in tanzania and talk a lot.

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