Legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Dr. Zhivago” actor Omar Sharif, has passed away aged 83 after a heart attack. His agent Steve Kenis confirmed: “He suffered a heart attack this afternoon (July 10) in a hospital in Cairo.”
Omar Sharif was the first Arab actor to achieve worldwide fame, thanks to the Oscar nomination and his charismatic presence in the legendary film of David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” starring Peter O’Toole, in 1962.
In November 2005, Sharif received UNESCO’s Sergei Eisenstein Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to world film and cultural diversity.