FILE: Egyptian actor Haitham Ahmed Zaki (1984 - 2019)
CAIRO - 7 November 2019: Egyptian actor Haitham Ahmed Zaki, 35, son of late iconic actor Ahmed Zaki (1949 – 2005) and late actress Hala Fouad (1958 - 1993), died in his apartment in Sheikh Zayed City, Giza, early on Thursday after suffering a sudden circulatory collapse.
Police received a report that Zaki’s fiancée tried to call him several times but he was not answering. He was later found dead.
He was born on April 4, 1984 in Cairo, Egypt. He started his career in 2006, starring in a movie about renowned Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez, produced by his father in 2005 starring the title role, but the actor died prior to the film's completion, so his son filled in several scenes.
Both his parents died of cancer.
He won the Best Egyptian Actor Award for his role in Dawaran Shobra (2011), starring actress Houria Farghally.
He is known for his roles in The Treasure (2017), The Treasure 2 (2019) and Kalabsh 2 (2018).