Abdeljebbar Louzir, one of the pioneers of theater and comedy in Morocco, passed away on Wednesday, September 2nd in Marrakech at the age of 88.
“Abdeljabbar Louzir died naturally this evening at the age of 88 in his house in the Daoudiate district of Marrakech”, announced his son, Ahmed Louzir. “The body of the deceased, who recently suffered from health problems caused by diabetes, which called for his transfer to the hospital, will be buried tomorrow at Bab Doukkala cemetery after the Ad-Dohr prayer », He continued.
Born in the ochre city in 1932, Abdeljabbar Louzir is one of the artistic figures of theater and comedy who marked the artistic scene of the Kingdom, particularly that of Marrakech. In 1948, the actor took his first steps on the stage by joining the famous Al-Atlas troupe led by Moulay Abdelouahed Hassanein, a school that brought out the big names in Moroccan theater. He has appeared in over 80 plays, his first major role dating back to 1951 in the play “El Fatmi et Daouia” performed in front of the late His Majesty Mohammed V at the Bahia Palace in Marrakech in 1957.
Other roles include TV series and films, some remember “Al-Haraz” (1968), “Hallaq Derb Al-Fouqara” (1982), the comedy series “Dar El-Warata” and the film “Ouled Mou” (2009). Abdeljabbar Louzir was also known for his activism for the independence of the country and his nationalist activities, as well as for his soccer passage in the ranks of the team of Marrakech, Kawkab Athletic Club of Marrakech (KACM).