CAIRO - 1 July 2019: Veteran Egyptian star Ezzat Abu Auf died on July 1 at the age of 71 after a long struggle with disease.
The Renowned artist was in the ICU unit of one of the hospitals in a critical condition suffering a very complex disease.
It is noteworthy that Abu Auf appeared in one of the advertisements broadcast during last Ramadan.
His last dramatic work was a role in the screenplay “God Father P II” for director Tamer Hamza, written by Hany Sarhan. The series was starring Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Mido Adel, among others.
Ezzat Ahmed Shafiq, born in 1948, has achieved a bachelor’s degree in medicine. Auf and his sisters founded a band in the early 1980s that was known as ''The Four M. Together'', they performed roles in several theatrical performances.
His sister, Maha, later pursued an acting career disbanding ''The Four M.'' This caused Auf to focus on television and cinema projects.
Among the acting performances where his talents were most apparent were “Hawanem Garden City” ( Garden City Ladies), “Nisf Rabie Al Akhir” ( The other half of Rabie'' and “Ziziniyah” among others.
The veteran actor has two children; Kamal and the Egyptian director Mariam Abou Auf.
Abou Auf was the ex-president of Cairo International Film Festival for several rounds.