Egyptian actor Hassan Hosny passes away

Hassan Hosny: October 1931-May 2020
Hassan Hosny: October 1931-May 2020

88-year-old dies of heart attack

By Staff Report

Published: Sat 30 May 2020, 1:09 PM

Last updated: Sun 31 May 2020, 11:28 AM

A household name in Egypt and the wider Arabic-speaking world; stage, television and film actor Hassan Hosny died of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital on Saturday, May 30. The performer was 88.
Making his movie debut in the mid-70s, the then 34-year-old was somewhat of a latecomer to the silver screen, though more than made up for it with a picture career which carried the Cairo native all the way up to 2013's El Ashash and beyond.   
The artist's most recent screen outing, Sultanet Al Maaz, was a Ramadan hit, which also featured  Ghada Abdelrazek.
In 2018 Hosny was honoured at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival.
The actor will reportedly be buried in his hometown later today.

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