SHAFAQNA -Â 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 hisÂ roleÂ 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.”