Omar Sharif, star of Lawrence of Arabia dies

Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia,Doctor Zhivago, dies aged 83

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Egyptian star Omar Sharif has died after suffering a heart attack in a hospital in Cairo, aged 83.

He won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia.

Sharif won another Golden Globe three years later for Doctor Zhivago.

In May this year, he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

His agent Steve Kenis said: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo."

His last completed feature film credits were in 2013.

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