One of Syria’s most prominent actors Naji Jabir known as “Abu Antar” has passed away on Monday March 31 at the age of 69. The actor had been suffering from an cancer.
The late actor comes from a well-known family of actors and actresses. He is the brother of the late Mahmoud Jaber, and the actor Haitham Jaber.
Naji was born in 1940 in Shahba, al-Swaidaa, and joined the Artists Union in 1972 and from there began his acting career at National Military Theater. He took part in numerous drama series, plays and films. Early in his career most of his roles were played along prominent Syrian actor Duraid Laham known as “Ghawar”.
His last works were the drama series “Ahil Ar Raya” (People of the Raya) and “Bait Jadi” (My grandfather’s house) the latter having played the leading role in.