Omar Sharif, an actor most known for starring in films Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, has sadly died at age 83.
The star passed away from a heart attack at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, July 10, his agent Steve Kenis has confirmed. "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo," a statement from Kenis read.
Omar as Dr. Yuri Zhivago in 1965's Doctor Zhivago. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Earlier this year it was revealed Omar had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was residing at a medical facility where he was being treated for the illness at the time of his death.
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During his career, the actor starred in over 20 Egyptian movies before making his English language debut as Sherif Ali in the 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia. Omar won the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for his part in the film and also earned an Oscar nomination for the role.
Omar in 1962's Lawrence of Arabiua. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
During his 60-year career in showbiz, he also starred opposite Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl and played Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara in the 1969 biopic Che!.
In the final decade of his career, Omar was featured in the television series' The Traveller and The Ten Commandments. The three-time Golden Globe winner's final film role was in the 2013 comedy drama Rock the Casbah.
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