Omar Sherif, the Egyptian actor who is known for his roles in films like ‘Mackenna’s Gold’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Genghis Khan’ and many others has passed away at the age of 83. According to the official reports, the actor suffered a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt on the 10th of July, 2015.
The actor has won his first Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his role in Lawrence of Arabia and his second was for the film Doctor Zhivago.
Born as Michel Demitri Chalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London and made his debut in the Egyptian film Siraa Fil-Wadi. He converted to Islam to marry Egyptian actress Faten Hamma.
He was awarded with the most prestigious Cesar award for his role in Monsieur Ibraham. He was honored with the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement in the year 2003.