Famed Egyptian comedian Saeed Saleh dies aged 76

Egyptian comedian and actor Saeed Saleh passed away in the country on Friday, just one day after his 76th birthday. (Photo courtesy: Al-Bayan)

Egyptian comedian and actor Saeed Saleh passed away in the country on Friday, just one day after his 76th birthday.

He died following the deterioration of his health, Ahraf Abed al-Ghafour, head of Egypt’s Actors’ Syndicate, said.

Al-Ghafour said the actor had lost consciousness after his health deteriorated and had to be transferred to an intensive care unit at a local hospital.

Born in the Egyptian province of Al-Manoufieh on July 31, 1939, Saleh was considered one of Egypt’s top silver screen actor comedians and starred in more than 500 films and 300 theatricals. Two of his most famous shows were screened in Egyptian cinemas last week during the Eid al-Fitr holiday period.

Al-Ghafour said Saleh’s family had decided to bury the actor in his home town and that Syndicate members would offer their condolences in Cairo at a time that would be announced at a later date.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43
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