The influence of Dodo Topaz on Israeli culture, for better or for worse, is difficult to quantify and even 13 years after the affair starring him and his suicide, he is still present in the discourse. But it turns out that the discourse is not limited only to Israelis.
This week Argentinian actor Filpe Combo, the star of the mythological series “The Rebels” that captivated the girls of Israel in the early 2000’s (and even got a remake on Netflix) did a live show. Colombo recalled one of his visits to Israel, when he was a guest on Topaz’s show and shared an old still image from that hosting. When surfers wrote to him that Topaz committed suicide a few years later, he reacted with shock.
13 years later: the star of the Rebels, Philippa Colombo remembered the live he did on Instagram during the performance of his uncle Topaz’s show in Israel – then he discovered live that Topaz had ended his life. This is how it looks: pic.twitter.com/yvrGex4clL
— Ran Boker Ran Boker (@ranboker) August 17, 2022
“Uncle Tepez committed suicide? What the hell? How?” responded the shocked star, in a particularly late response to that tragic story. There is no doubt that no one can remain indifferent to Topaz’s life and actions.