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Zohar Argov Poster

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Born in Rishon Le-Zion, Israel
Died in Rishon Le-Zion, Israel  (overdose of prescription drugs)
Birth NameZohar Orqabi

Mini Bio (1)

Zohar Argov (born Zohar Orqabi) was a popular Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) singer with a distinctive voice.

He was born July 16, 1955 in Rishon LeZion, Israel. he was the eldest of ten children in a Yemenite Jewish Family. He earned the title "HaMelekh" (the King) during a time when mainstream, overseas pop music dominated radio airplay, rather than traditional Oriental style music, as was his style. He is still undisputed "The King" of Mizrahi music. Modern singers continually remake his songs.

Zohar Argov unfortunately allowed heroin addiction to cause problems in his professional and personal life, but is was mostly ignored by those around him because he was still able to amaze crowds with his performances, including live.

He was arrested on alleged rape charges, and committed suicide in his cell by hanging the morning of November 6, 1987.

He was survived by his mother (who died in 1995), ten siblings, and his son Gili Argov, now a singer in Israel. His accomplishments and contributions to Israeli music are still acknowledged to this day.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: L. Shneor

Spouse (1)

Bracha (1972 - 1978) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (3)

He was survived by his mother (who died later from liver disease in 1995), nine brothers and a son, Gili.
He was the eldest of ten brothers.
Father of singer Gili Argov.

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