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In Memoriam: Mahmoud Mabsout, Celebrated Lebanese Performer

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Lebanese artist Mahmoud Mabsout better known as “Fahmen,” died of a heart attack on stage while performing at a heritage festival in the town of Kafarsir in southern Lebanon.

He interrupted his performance and lost consciousness behind the scenes, then he was transferred to the hospital where he underwent angioplasty surgery after doctors found blockage in three heart arteries, but unfortunately he soon died.

The character of “Fahmen” dates back to 1962 in Abu Salim’s crew, which has added to Lebanese drama, comedy acts and plays that weren’t interrupted even during the Lebanese civil war.

Mahmoud Mabsout participated in 30 films and 35 plays.

He was known for his role as Fahman and making people laugh with the Abo Selim band. He worked with his friend Salah Sabah, known as Shoukry Shoukr Allah.

Mabsout had an heart attack while performing the song “Ana Wi Mraty Fahima.”