Omar Sharif is best known for his turns in Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, but the talented Egyptian actor was a force of nature in film for more than six decades, up to his latest turn in 2013’s Rock the Casbah. Younger fans may remember him from Antonio Banderas’ The 13th Warrior, or the Viggo Mortenson film Hidalgo.
In 2015, Sharif was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He suffered a heart attack later that year and passed away on July 10, 2015, in Cairo, Egypt.
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