Youssef Idilbi

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Youssef Idilbi
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Born Youssef Sjoerd Idilbi
(1976-05-07)May 7, 1976
Drachten, Netherlands
Died May 15, 2008(2008-05-15) (aged 32)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Actor

Youssef Sjoerd Idilbi (May 7, 1976 – May 15, 2008) was a Dutch actor.

Acting career[edit]

Born to a Frisian mother and a Palestinian father, Idilbi was one of Hollands first actors from foreign descent. He came out as gay when he was 14 years old.[1]

Idilbi studied theater in Groningen and Amsterdam. His television debut came in 1999, with the role of Abdullah Yildirem in the series Westenwind. He also played in Russen (2001–2002) and Onderweg naar morgen (2002–2003), and in the West Frisian language series Dankert en Dankert.[2]

Personal life[edit]


Idilbi committed suicide on May 15, 2008, by jumping off the roof of the Theater School in Amsterdam.[3]


  1. ^ Youssef Idilbi 1976-2008 (Obituary) - Trouw (Dutch)
  2. ^ Acteur Youssef Idilbi pleegt zelfmoord (video) - NU (Dutch)
  3. ^ "Soapacteur Idilbi pleegt zelfmoord" (in Dutch). Elsevier. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 

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