World Isabelle Adjani mourns her friend Hala Tayah, disappeared in Beirut

19:05  05 august  2020
19:05  05 august  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

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Isabelle Adjani announced on Wednesday the death of her friend Hala Tayah, who died the day before in the explosions in Beirut.

  Isabelle Adjani pleure son amie Hala Tayah, disparue à Beyrouth © JULIO PIATTI / BESTIMAGE

A few hours after the violent explosions which blew the city of Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, killing at least 100 and injuring thousands of other people (the first elements indicate that the cause is linked to some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored “without precautionary measures” in the port of the Lebanese capital), reactions are increasing. Wednesday, Isabelle Adjani spoke on Instagram to reveal that one of her friends was among the victims.

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This is the jewelry designer Hala Tayah. “She just died in the blasts. She leaves three children. I am devastated for my Lebanese friends. @halatayah #liban #beyrouth #beirut #solidarity ”, wrote the French actress in the caption of a snapshot dating from 2018 showing her alongside her missing friend. In her story, Isabelle Adjani then published a photo showing white birds lined up in front of her window in Portugal, a "vibrant tribute to (her) Lebanese friends". Then she encouraged her subscribers to donate to the Lebanese Red Cross.

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A talented artist

In Lebanon and in the world of jewelry, Hala Tayah was renowned for many years for its refined creations . "Jewels addressed to women who know they are beautiful and who want to mark their difference while remaining themselves", she described in an interview for the Lebanese magazine "Mondanite" in 2015, according to a press review published on her website .

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With her husband Tarek, Hala Tayah was the mother of a boy and two daughters, Tarek Jr., Tia-Maria and Tamara. Her greatest pride, as she repeated on social networks and during her interviews with the press. “It is obvious that I would give a thousand times more to my career if I had no children, but you have to know how to put things in perspective. When they grow up, I intend to extend my line and invest myself more ", she said to" ELLE Arabia ". Painful statements to reread.

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Explosions in Beirut. 60 historic buildings at risk of collapse .
© HANNAH MCKAY / REUTERS A building threatening to collapse in Beirut. (Illustrative photo) Unesco will lead the international mobilization for the reconstruction of the heritage of the Lebanese capital. In all, nearly 640 historic buildings were affected by the explosion that devastated Beirut in early August and 60 are at risk of collapsing, Unesco warned on Thursday, August 13.

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