Legendary Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdelredha passes away

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Legendary Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha has passed away in London days after reportedly falling into a coma and years of health struggles.

The Kuwaiti comedian is perhaps best known among generations of Gulf fans for his part in the 1981 Bye Bye London play that poked fun at Arabs’ obsession with the British capital.

Abdulredha is one of the founders of the art movement in Kuwait, which he founded with a group of artists that included Khalid Al-Nafisi, Ali Mufidi, Saad Al-Faraj, Ibrahim Sallal, and Ghanem Saleh, amongst others.

On the stage, Abdulredha was often credited for his role in influencing what many considered the golden age of Kuwaiti theatre during the 1970s and 1980s. Among his most prominent roles was playing Saddam Hussein in the Saif Al Arab play.

His last and final role came in ‘Selfie 3’ which appeared on MBC during Ramadan this year. [Source]

Super sad news.


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10 comments, add your own...


  1. Phil says:

    Sad news indeed. Condolences to all.
    Gave us such good memories.

  2. Salah says:

    Not the post I wanted to see first thing today.

    الله يرحمه.

  3. Dun says:

    So sad indeed.

  4. Halyoosha says:

    Very sad news…and big loss.

  5. richo says:

    Very sad news indeed

  6. manabry44 says:

    allah yerhama, one of the good men in history of kuwait and arab world. i loved him so so much, may be in heaven

  7. Jassim says:

    What a loss, Very sad indeed RIP

  8. m.bahrani says:

    The reaction to his death is amazing. He united the people of Kuwait in such away that nobody expected.


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