Iraqi actors who died before turning 21

Here are 1 famous actors from Iraq died before 21:

Walid Hassan

Walid Hassan (April 5, 2015-November 20, 2006) was an Iraqi comedian and actor.

He died as a result of murder.

Hassan was born on October 14, 1960 in Kirkuk, Iraq. He was known for his legendary comedic performances in Iraqi television and theater. He began his career in the 1980s under Saddam Hussein's regime, where he got his first breakthrough by participating in TV shows such as Al-Amdaah and the short segment, “Basra Shway” (Little Basra).

However, he was most popular for his role in the widely acclaimed Iraqi television series "Caricature" in 1996, where he played the role of "Abu Sa'ad al-Sa'idi." The show aimed to mock Saddam and his regime through satirical humor, which made it very popular among Iraqis.

After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Hassan used his platform to bring attention to social issues facing Iraqi society such as poverty, unemployment, and the lack of basic utilities such as electricity and water.

Tragically, Hassan was assassinated in his home on November 20, 2006. His murderer(s) have yet to be identified or brought to justice. Despite his untimely death, Walid Hassan remains an icon in Iraqi popular culture and a symbol for freedom of speech and expression.

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