The body of late Syrian renowned popular artist Rafiq Subaie ( Abu Sayah)was escorted to his final resting place from Al-Karma Mosque in Mezza into Bab al-Sagher cemetery in Damascus.
A large number of Subaie’s relatives, his comrades of actors and journalists joined the ceremony.
Subaie passed away at the age of 86 in Damascus on Thursday. The late actor was porn in Damascus in 1930 and began working in the theater at the end of the forties of the last century and after a short while he embodied the character of Abu Sayah in a series of radio dramas that broadcast from Damascus Radio.
Subaie was one of the pioneers of cinema, television, radio and theater in Syria as he played 55 films, tens of significant roles in TV series throughout his long artistic career.
He played many popular series and films with famous actor Dureid Laham and late actor Nihad Qala’e.
The late suffered last year from a break in his pelvis when he fell in his home then he conducted a number of surgical operations, most recently in a short period before his death