Egytian Film star Omar Sharif dies aged 83

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SHAFAQNA - A report in BBC reported that actor Omar Sharif, who was best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83.

Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s iconic film Lawrence of Arabia opposite Peter O’Toole.

He won a further Golden Globe three years later for Doctor Zhivago.

Earlier this year, his agent confirmed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Steve Kenis, agent for the actor said: “He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo.”

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